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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

Rest in Peace
May 18, 2015

David Labelle — Blue Diamond (retired)
George Sporer — Local 557 (retired)
Henry Gumby — Davidson Transfer (retired)
Joseph Effinger — Maislen Transport (retired)
Preston Harmon — Leaseway (retired)
Raymond Johnson — Local 557 (retired)
Walter Myers — Mountainside (retired)
Helen Davis — Baltimore Sun (active)
Ben Bemiller — Allen Harim (active)
Allen Poist — Liberty Transfer (retired)
Arthur Fox — R&F Transport (retired)
Gerard Podgurski — Local 557 (retired)
Janes Lucas — Preston Trucking (retired)
Jerome Beckett —Oriole Chemical (retired)
John Bruns — St. Johnsbury Transportation (retired)
Kenneth Acton — Baltimore Sun (retired)
Louis Coleman — Motor Freight (retired)
Milburn Woodlon — Consolidated Freight (retired)
Theodore Van Leewen — Halls Motor Freight (retired)
Alvin Shreck — Wooleyhan Transport (retired)
Donald Spencer  — New Penn (retired)
Evie Boone — Local 557 (retired)
Frank Peterson — Dignan Trucking (retired)
Howard Mowers — Allied Systems (retired)
Richard Berends — Leaseway (retired)
Alvin Neely — Leaseway (retired)
Earl Miller— Blue Diamond t (retired)
John Nicolas — UPS (retired)
Paul Rice — Local 557 (retired)
Randolph Bailey — Local 557 (retired)
Samuel Peterson — Mountainside (retired)
William Weikel — Motor Freight (retired)




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