Friday, April 28 is Worker's Memorial Day - a day designated to remember workers who have died or been disabled on the job. The AFL-CIO started this tradition and many major employers now join in remembering the sacrifice of workers and in recommitting to safe workplaces and work practices.
Saturday, April 28 is Worker's Memorial Day - a day designated to remember workers who have died or been disabled on the job. The AFL CIO started this tradition and many major employers now join in remembering the sacrifice of workers and in recommitting to safe workplaces and work practices.
I would like to tell the other side of the story in the Aitkin Iron Works strike. This situation is not limited to the "management side." It has to be mentioned that the main reason for this strike is the practice of promotion due to merit rather than seniority. In today's job market we are seeing American jobs shipped overseas for cheap low quality labor. The only way we, as workers in the manufacturing sector, can compete is to be educated, work hard, and produce a high quality product at high efficiency. It stands to reason that when a position comes open in the work place the person with the best qualifications should get it. Not the person with the most time.
After reading your editorial (about the proposed legislation to ban gay marriage) in the April 15 edition of the Dispatch, I was struck by your reasons to support gay marriage "But, in case you haven't looked at your calendar lately, this is the 21st century." I am speaking from my own personal experience when I say my belief that gay marriage is wrong does not come from my lack of owning or looking at a calendar. My belief comes from the Holy Bible and the fact that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. While I realize that many do not hold this same belief, I try not to be swayed by popular opinion. My stand against gay marriage is certainly not a "hate" issue, as many would contend, if it were I would have to hate myself as I am a sinner just like everyone else. My stand is an issue of following what I know to be true in the Bible.
...years ago (1979) Four longtime Union members were honored at a testimonial dinner sponsored by the Brainerd AFL-CIO Trades and Labor assembly. The four members honored were Walter Franklin, Frank Salisbury, Ray Nagel and Milo Erickson. 30 years...
Labor Day honors the contributions of all working people throughout our country. Here in Brainerd, the AFL-CIO Trades and Labor Assembly invites everyone to our picnic at the Baxter City Park, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or so on Labor Day, to recognize our local work force.
Sunday, April 28, 2002 is Worker's Memorial Day - a day designated to remember workers who have died or been disabled on the job. The AFL-CIO has set the theme for this year's Worker's Memorial Day as "Mourn for the Dead. Fight for the Living. Protect Workers Now."
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