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WSIU Almanac 2.8.24

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Kevin Boucher

This is your WSIU Union Almanac for Thursday, February 8 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, in 1830 – The first daily labor newspaper, N.Y. Daily Sentinel, begins publication.


In Marion, compete in the inaugural Midwest Cornhole Clash sponsored by the Laborers Care Foundation. The event is expected to become the highlight of the Midwest's cornhole calendar. Players and sponsors are invited to join the fun at Mountain Dew Park on Saturday, April 27th. A massive amount of prizes are up for grabs.

Team Registration: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Bags Fly: 10:00 AM

Advanced Division- Massive prize pool of nearly S10,000!

Competitive Division- over $1,500 in cash prizes

17 and Under Division- Winner Splits the Pot with TLC

Questions? Contact Charley at 618-889-2446.

Teams and sponsors are filling up fast.

The construction industry is booming, adding 11,000 new jobs this January. https://bit.ly/3SM6ioD
Looking for a new #career? If you're ready to earn-as-you-learn, start by finding a#LIUNA training center nearest you:https://bit.ly/3cjomk

Construction employment remained on its upward trend, adding 11,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, with the industry recording its 10th consecutive monthly increase.

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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.