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July 25, 1937: Fifteen “living dead women” testify before the Illinois Industrial Commission. They were “Radium Girls,” women who died prematurely after working at clock and watch factories, where they were told to wet small paintbrushes in their mouths so they could dip them in radium to paint dials. A Geiger counter passed over graves in a cemetery near Ottawa, Illinois still registers the presence of radium.

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Oct. 12, 2012 | First: Do not call in sick and then post photos on Facebook of you and your Harley outside a tavern when you were supposedly in bed with a fever. Second: Read this piece of advice from Teamsters Joint Council 7's newsletter about social networking…


 
 
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