Today in Labor History: December 22; Cool Labor Site

Today in Labor History: December 222014.12.22—history-chicago-stockyard-fire
Twenty-one Chicago firefighters, including the chief, died when a building collapsed as they were fighting a huge blaze at the Union Stock Yards.  By the time the fire was extinguished, 26 hours after the first alarm, 50 engine companies and seven hook-and-ladder companies had been called to the scene. Until September 11, 2001, it was the deadliest building collapse in American history in terms of firefighter fatalities – 1910
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2014.12.22—website-dpeCool Labor Site: Department for Professional Employees
The Department for Professional Employees (DPE) is a coalition of 22 national unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO which represent over four million highly skilled professional and technical workers. DPE unions include professionals in over three hundred occupations in health care and education; science, engineering and technology; journalism, entertainment and the arts; public administration; and law enforcement.