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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” .
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Will Parent Corporations Remain Liable for Violating Labor Laws?
Updated On: Mar 17, 2017
Mar. 16, 2017 | JOINT EMPLOYERS | Last week, the D.C. Federal District Court of Appeals heard a case brought by a corporation that wants to be allowed to shrug off obeying U.S. labor laws. The decision to be made by the three-judge panel could affect millions of workers employed by companies that are franchises or contractors of other companies. The ruling will be especially important to workers trying to organize unions… peoples world.org

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