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December 07, 2019

On This Day in 1907
At 10:20 am., explosions occurred at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines at Monongah, West Virginia. The explosions ripped through the mines at 10:28 a.m., causing the earth to shake as far as eight miles away, shattering buildings and pavements, hurling people and horses violently to the ground, and knocking streetcars off the rails. Three-hundred and sixty-two men and boys died. It remains the worst mine disaster in U.S. history. Over 3,200 miners were killed on the job in U.S. mines in 1907 because mining companies persistently disregarded recognized safety practices.
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Local 507 Retirees: Giving Back, Getting More
Updated On: Sep 21, 2011

They might be retired from work but that doesn’t mean they’re retired from life.

Retirees from Local 507 in Cleveland make it a point to be active, involved and engaged—especially when it comes to issues that affect their union brothers and sisters. When Ohio needed 230,000 signatures to repeal SB5, the anti-worker legislation on the November ballot, Teamster retirees helped collect the 1.3 million signatures that were delivered. And they’re at it again.

On September 15, more than 400 retirees attended a quarterly luncheon where they heard from state Sen. Tom Patton and learned what they could to do stop voter suppression. “The message I took away from Sen. Patton is it doesn’t matter if you’re Republican or Democrat. It’s about doing the right thing,” said Local 507 retiree Charles Smith. “Tom Patton comes from a working background and he fights for working families. That’s what’s important.”

Read the full story at TeamsterMagazine.com


 
 
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