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WSIU Almanac 5.9.24

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Kevin Boucher

This is your WSIU Union Almanac for Thursday, May 9brought 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 1937 – Hollywood studio mogul Louis B. Mayer recognizes the Screen Actors Guild. SAG leaders reportedly were bluffing when they told Mayer that 99 percent of all actors would walk out the next morning unless he dealt with the union. Some 5,000 actors attended a victory gathering the following day at Hollywood Legion Stadium; a day later, SAG membership increased 400 percent.


Training Sessions are coming up in Marion for Mason Tending, Principles of Pipelaying and Asphalt Worker. The sessions run from May 13 to 16th. Find more information at www.illaborers.org

And as a reminder, Applications for apprenticeships are accepted online the first Tuesday of each month at www.local773.com. And be sure to Follow Local 773 on Facebook to keep an eye out for upcoming events.

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

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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.