Today in Labor History: Ocotber 14

Today in Labor History: Ocotber 14
Int’l Working People’s Association founded in Pittsburgh, Pa. – 1883

The Seafarers Int’l Union (SIU) is founded as an AFL alternative to what was then the CIO’s National Maritime Union.  SIU is an umbrella organization of 12 autonomous unions of mariners, fishermen and boatmen working on U.S.-flagged vessels – 19382014.10.13—history-new.ny.bridge

Formal construction began today on what is expected to be a five-year, $3.9 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River.  It’s estimated the project would be employing 8,000 building trades workers over the span of the job – 2013
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