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WSIU Almanac 5.30.24

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Kevin Boucher

This is your WSIU Union Almanac for Thursday, May 30brought 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, 1995 – Some 2,300 members of the United Rubber Workers, on strike for 10 months against five Bridgestone-Firestone plants, agree to return to work without a contract.

Locally, On Saturday, June 1st, The Union Sportsman’s Alliance is sponsoring Take a Kid Fishing Day! Local 773 members and their families are invited to Herrin City Park from 9am to 1pm for free fishing. The first 200 kids to register will receive a free fishing pole and bait to fish with. The pond is stocked and there will be free food, free events, and lots of happy kids! See today’s almanac for the link to register. https://fishil2024.eventbrite.com

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.

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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.