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WSIU Almanac 5.18.23

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Kevin Boucher

This is your WSIU Union Almanac for ThursdayMay 18brought to you by Liuna, the Laborers International Union of North America, the Laborers local 773 and by Ullico Insurance and Investments.

This week in labor history in 1920 – The first Labor bank opens in Washington, D.C., launched by officers of the Machinists. The Locomotive Engineers opened a bank in Cleveland later that year.

Locally, Liuna Local 773 is hosting a Take Kids Fishing Day at Herrin Park this Saturday from 9am to 1pm. The first 200 kids to register will receive a free fishing pole to keep, plus kids and adults will enjoy a free lunch.

The Laborers’ Local 773 reminds you that laborers are now being hired.

Applications for apprenticeships are accepted online the first Tuesday of each month.

If you or someone you know is interested in a career as a construction craft laborer with all the advantages of the Laborers’ Union, look for details on the website, www.local773.com

#LIUNA #apprenticeship is a smart career move. Their state-of-the-art training gives members a solid hiring advantage over the competition. The benefits are real & so is this once-in-a-generation employment opportunity in #construction. Start here: https://bit.ly/3qBucUS Visit local773.com Applications for apprenticeships are accepted onlinethe first Tuesday of each month.

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.