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WSIU Almanac 10.19.23

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Kevin Boucher

This is your WSIU Union Almanac for Thursday, October 19th brought 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, 1983 – GM agrees to hire more women and minorities for five years as part of a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Liuna invites you to step up and step out for better health during Walk-tober, a 31-day online wellness program during the month of October. Walktober is a fun, inspiring wellness campaign that encourages fitness and health as part of our everyday life. Learn more at local773.com

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 Construction workers are needed in many industries. And as a reminder, Applications for apprenticeships are accepted online the first Tuesday of each month.

And be sure to Follow Local 773 on Facebook to keep an eye out for upcoming events.

Concrete, Construction Math and Mason Tending Trainings are available in Marion October 23rd through 26th.

Make plans to attend the Laborers Local 773 Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 27th from 5 to 7pm at the Local 773 headquarters at 5102 Ed Smith Way in Marion. Bring the family for food, music, fun and prizes.

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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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