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Jan. 23, 1936
In Allegany County, MD, workers with the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal era public works program employing unmarried men aged 18-25, are snowbound at Fifteen Mile Creek Camp S-53 when they receive a distress call about a woman in labor who needs to get to a hospital. 20 courageous CCC volunteers dig through miles of snow drifts until the woman is successfully able to be transported.

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Posted On: Jan 11, 2018
Jan. 11, 2018 | JOBS | The state of the workforce is not static. It never has been and technology guarantees that it will not be in the future. But that doesn’t mean all changes should be endorsed or accepted. A lot of the focus in recent years says been on jobs created as part of the so-called “gig economy.” Apps like Uber and TaskRabbit have created an on-demand workforce. But those are just a small part of the ever-evolving workplace that is jeopardizing the livelihoods of hardworking Americans in the years ahead. [...] Gone are the workplace protections that have been part of the American full-time labor force. No minimum wage, no overtime, no health insurance. It is situation the Teamsters have seen firsthand in the port trucking industry, and are successfully pushing back on to stop …Teamsters
 
 
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