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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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US labour news headlines from LabourStart

Retiree Groups, Unions Oppose GOP Health Care Bill
Posted On: May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | The nation’s two big retiree groups, the labor-backed Alliance for Retired Americans and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are gearing up to defeat Congress’ ruling Republicans’ health care bill. The Senate is now the battle scene. Unions are also trying to mobilize their members to stop the GOP legislation. They appear to be succeeding: Republicans who attempt to defend it out on the hustings are broadcasting mixed messages about their own measure to crowds of angry constituents in meetings – when they dare have them – that have stretched up to five hours… peoplesworld.org


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