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NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY – December 7

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com In 2017, we recognized the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed across the nation this day in honor of all those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor.  There were more than 3,500 Americans who lost their lives […]

NATIONAL COOKIE DAY – December 4

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com National Cookie Day is observed annually on December 4. We can thank the Dutch for more than windmills and tulips.  The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekie” meaning little cake. There have been cookie-like hard wafers in existence for as long as baking has been documented.  This is because they […]

ROSA PARKS DAY – December 1

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday celebrated on February 4 or December 1 in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks. On December 1, 1955, after a long day of work Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She took her seat in the ‘colored’ section, but as she rode the Cleveland […]

Happy Halloween from Union Reporters!

Happy Halloween from Union Reporters to you! We hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween! Enjoy some history about this Spooky Day! Article from: www.history.com Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2018 occurs on Wednesday, October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when […]

Work Without Pay Is Not OK

Article from: aflcio.org By: Celeste Drake Beginning next year, Congress will finally start paying its interns!   For years, people who want to help build a better America by working in Congress have been offered “jobs” with no pay—as congressional interns. These internships are coveted because they help open doors to prestigious scholarships and graduate schools, and they […]

Teamsters Bring Relief Convoy to N. Carolina Hurricane Victims

Article from: teamster.org (ST. LOUIS) – On Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, Teamsters Joint Council 13 loaded trucks with hurricane relief supplies for communities hit by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. The five trucks departed from the USF Holland terminal in Edwardsville, Ill. and headed for a transfer station in Fayetteville, N.C. where the donated food and […]

Everyone Needs an ‘Equity Card’

Article from: aflcio.org By: Amy Laura Hall The younger people in my life introduce me to songs they consider vintage but that are completely new to me. The Dead Kennedys, for example, are alive and well on my most recent playlist. And just this morning I heard, for the first time, “Work Bitch,” by Britney Spears. […]

Top Minimum Wage in U.S., $19, Approved for New York’s Airport Workers

Article from: www.nytimes.com By: Patrick McGeehan For years, the three main airports that serve New York City have been the site of one of the country’s biggest fights over the minimum wage. A Republican governor and airline companies were pitted against Democratic officials and labor leaders over how much to pay workers who clean planes, load […]

Great March of Return: Six months of protests in the Gaza Strip

Article from: www.aljazeera.com By: Active Stills Gaza Strip – Almost six months have passed since the start of a massive wave of protests known as the Great March of Return, organised by the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. They started on March 30, the commemoration of Land Day, which marks the events of March 30, 1976, when Israeli […]

Celebrate National Taco Day

Last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos! We love our Tacos ! on National Taco Day, on Taco Tuesdays & Everyday! That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back or, if you prefer, could, at 775-million pounds, equal the weight of two Empire State Buildings. The word taco […]