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On This Day in 1916

To the huge relief of Post Office Department employees, the service sets a limit of 200 pounds a day to be shipped by any one customer. Builders were finding it cheaper to send supplies via post than via wagon freight. In one instance, 80,000 bricks for a new bank were shipped parcel post from Salt Lake City to Vernal, Utah, 170 miles away. The new directive also barred the shipment of humans: a child involved in a couple’s custody fight was shipped—for 17¢—from Stillwell to South Bend, Ind., in a crate labeled “live baby” .
- Union Communication Services


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US labour news headlines from LabourStart

Rep. Steve King and the Racist Origins of So-Called Right to Work
Posted On: Mar 16, 2017

Mar. 16, 2017 | RTW4L | Controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King is once again in hot water for espousing racist, white nationalist views, tweeting that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” He doubled down on his bigoted words over the weekend telling CNN that “I meant exactly what I said.” While this story is making headlines, there’s been scant attention paid to how King’s policy agenda reflects his white nationalist views. King is the author of the federal bill that would impose a so-called “Right to Work” scheme nationally, which would be devastating to our country’s economy and would hit workers, especially people of color, square in the pocketbook. So why would any policymaker push legislation that lowers wages?… calaborfed.org


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