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WSIU Union Almanac 11.9.23

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Kevin Boucher

This week in labor history, 1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces plans for the Civil Works Administration to create four million additional jobs for the Depression-era unemployed. The workers ultimately laid 12 million feet of sewer pipe and built or made substantial improvements to 255,000 miles of roads, 40,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and nearly 1,000 airports

National Apprenticeship Week starts Monday. Visit the Marion labor facility on November 15th to see apprentices in action. Laborers will host tours and showcase the skills attained by Construction Craft Laborers at 9am and 1pm. Tours will be limited in size so call to reserve your spot today. The number 618-993-1500. Visit www.apprenticeship.gov/NAW

Laborers’ Local 773 online apprenticeship applications are now open for a limited time. Learn how to transform your life with a solid career path. Become a skilled union laborer in the construction trade. See the pay scale, dutes, benefits and apply online now at www.ILlaborers.org

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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.