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WSIU Almanac 4.18.24

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Kevin Boucher

This is your WSIU Union Almanac for Thursday, April 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 2001 – Some 14,000 teachers strike Hawaii schools, colleges.


This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week. It is held annually to remind the motorists to slow down and look out for workers in work zones. #WorkZoneSafety information each day.

Slowing down is the first line of defense &#flaggers are at the front of every work zone to make sure everyone stays safe.https://bit.ly/3xlP6hl

#LIUNA celebrates its 121st birthday this week, providing over a century of solidarity, strength, and progress for laborers! #FeelThePower

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

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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.