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July 25, 1937:  Fifteen “living dead women” testify before the Illinois Industrial Commission. They were “Radium Girls,” women who died prematurely after working at clock and watch factories, where they were told to wet small paintbrushes in their mouths so they could dip them in radium to paint dials. A Geiger counter passed over graves in a cemetery near Ottawa, Illinois still registers the presence of radium.
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Retirement Experts, Advocates Urge Md. Delegates to Support HB 1318
Updated On: Mar 18, 2013
Mar. 18, 2013 | SOCIAL SAFETY NETS | Retirement policy experts and advocates urged members of the Maryland House Economics Matters Committee to move forward with a bill that would help prevent the poverty that threatens millions of Maryland workers as they retire. HB1318, sponsored by Del. Tom Hucker (D-Silver Spring), would create the Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program for private sector workers who lack access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan…A public opinion research report released [recently] by the National Institute on Retirement Security found overwhelming support for expanding access to retirement savings through a plan similar to that proposed by Hucker. Read more at unions.org. Learn more about the legislation here.
 
 
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