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WSIU Almanac 2.15.24

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Kevin Boucher

This is your WSIU Union Almanac for Thursday, February 15 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,

1968 – Some 1,300 sanitation workers begin what is to become a 64-day strike in Memphis, ultimately winning union recognition and wage increases.


Local 773’s Volunteer Organizing Committee (V.O.C) is currently collecting canned soup for Heaven’s Kitchen and the Fowler-Bonan Foundation. Please bring your donations to Laborers’ Local 773 located at 5102 Ed Smith Way Marion, IL 62959. Donations will be collected through March 15th and will be donated across Southern Illinois to help combat food insecurity. Call 618-993-5773 for more information or to get involved.

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. Teams and sponsors are filling up fast.
Team Registration: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Bags Fly: 10:00 AM
Questions? Contact Charley at 618-889-2446.

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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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