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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Why unions...103 years ago...

Rik Deskin shared Wisconsin State AFL-CIO's photo.

Today in Labor History, October 26, After eight years and at least 1,000 worker deaths – mostly Irish immigrants – the 350-mile Erie Canal opens, linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Father John Raho wrote to his bishop that "so many die that there is hardly any time to give Extreme Unction to everybody. We run night and day to assist the sick" - 1825

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