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Apr. 8, 1935
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was approved by Congress. President Franklin Roosevelt proposed the WPA during the Great Depression of the 1930s when almost 25 percent of Americans were unemployed. It created low-paying federal jobs that provided immediate relief, putting 8.5 million jobless to work on projects ranging from construction of bridges, highways and public buildings to arts programs like the Federal Writers’ Project.
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Members at Bimbo Bakeries Ratify 3-Year Agreement
Updated On: Apr 09, 2012

MAR. 9, 2012 | At a ratification meeting held March 3, Entenmann's and Stroehmann employees overwhelmingly approved a new contract agreement that provides wage increases, healthy bonuses for hourly and commission workers, and preserves the 0% employee contribution to health care premiums. About the no-regressions pact, Principal Officer Sean Cedenio said, "After many months of grueling negotiations, the parties arrived at a package agreement in the wee hours of the morning of March 2 - one that employees can be happy with going forward."


 
 
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