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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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News Items - October 2013
Posted On: Nov 07, 2013

Teamster employer is Maryland's ‘Greenest’ Distributor
Oct. 10, 2013 | Local 570 warehouse workers employed by Leonard Paper joined other employees and invited guests Tuesday in a ceremony marking the company's switch to full solar power from traditional energy reliance, making it one of Maryland's most energy efficient distributors. The family-owned company, a wholesale supplier of environmentally-friendly janitorial supplies and food service disposables, employs more than 153 workers at its Baltimore plant, including 31 union warehouse workers. Leonard Paper is one the first companies organized by Local 570, with collective bargaining agreements dating back to the late 1940s. Full story at Local News.
(L-R) James Bishop, Billy Cook, Darryl Anderson, LU 570 Vice President/Business Agent Rich Brown, Dick Stacharowski, George Dubiel, Jerry Gibson, Gary Anders, and Matthew Gross

Top 5 reasons to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5
Oct. 25, 2013 | Election day is coming. Are you registered? It's important — and not only because people have gone on hunger strikes and been murdered so their fellow Americans can vote. Voter registration is one of the most powerful means union members use to make our voice heard, and it's a priority of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Find out why it is important for you to register and show up on November 5.


 
 
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