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June 26, 2017

On This Day in 1959

The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opens, making the Great Lakes accessible to Atlantic shipping. Thousands of laborers toiled for decades to make it happen; indirectly and directly, the Seaway today supports 75,000 jobs in Canada and 150,000 in the U.S.

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Workers Rally to Back Pension Protection Bill
Posted On: May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017 | PENSIONS | The Teamsters, and many other unions, held rallies across the nation [last] week in support of a bill introduced in the House and Senate that would guarantee that workers’ pensions are there when they need it. The new bill would restore the financial health of multi-employer pension plans, which are common in construction and other industries where workers are employed by many different contractors. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who also introduced the bill, said it could save the pensions of up to 10 million workers the multi-employer plans cover. Called Keep Our Pension Promises Act, Sanders introduced the measure last year as well. To show support for the measure, members of Minnesota Pension Rights and of the Teamsters – whose multi-employer Central States Pension Fund faces insolvency – organized a rally… peoplesworld.org


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