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Eighty-six passengers on a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus are killed, another 127 injured in a wreck near Hammond, Indiana. Five days later the dead are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill., in an area set aside as Showmen’s Rest, purchased only a few months earlier by the Showmen’s League of America. ~ DC Labor

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Workers Are Essential to the Future of Freight Industry
Posted On: May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | A Teamster official told members of a Senate subcommittee yesterday that the safety and wellbeing of workers must not be overlooked by lawmakers as they continue to weigh the movement of freight traffic across the country at a time when the public is increasingly relying on the transport of goods to their homes. Lamont Byrd, the Teamsters’ Director of Safety & Health, testified before the Senate’s Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports Subcommittee that while increased infrastructure investment is required by the federal government, it is not by itself enough to upgrade the freight network at a time a global pandemic has increased consumer shipments nationwide… “The millions of workers employed in the freight industry are the backbone of the economy,” he said. “We must ensure they have the pay and protections they deserve.” Teamsters

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