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Dec. 22, 1910:Twenty-one Chicago firefighters, including the chief, died when a building collapsed as they were fighting a huge blaze at the Union Stock Yards. By the time the fire was extinguished, 26 hours after the first alarm, 50 engine companies and seven hook-and-ladder companies had been called to the scene. Until September 11, 2001, it was the deadliest building collapse in American history in terms of firefighter fatalities.
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Pres. Obama Must Act Boldly to Protect Workers' Rights
Updated On: Feb 11, 2013
Feb. 11, 2013 | The president will rightly go down in history for preventing the country plunging into a second great depression, overhauling an unjust and inefficient healthcare system, and enacting regulations to avoid a recurrence of the worst Wall Street abuses. He may win comprehensive immigration reform, limited gun control measures and climate change legislation. But unless he acts boldly on workers' rights, he risks going down in history as the Democratic president who stood by while conservatives dealt a deathblow to the American labor movement. Overcoming GOP obstructionism will not be easy, but there's much that the president can do. Read the full story at The Hill.
 
 
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