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Nov. 17, 1916
To the huge relief of Post Office Department employees, the service sets a limit of 200 pounds a day to be shipped by any one customer. Builders were finding it cheaper to send supplies via post than via wagon freight. In one instance, 80,000 bricks for a new bank were shipped parcel post from Salt Lake City to Vernal, Utah, 170 miles away. The new directive also barred the shipment of humans: a child involved in a couple’s custody fight was shipped—for 17¢—from Stillwell to South Bend, Ind., in a crate labeled “live baby” .

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Contract Talks Continue With Merchants Terminal
Posted On: Apr 02, 2012

FEB. 17, 2012 |  Negotiations continue for a successor agreement for shipping and receiving workers at Merchant Terminal (MTC Logistics). The collective bargaining agreement expired Feb. 10, 2011, but the parties have agreed to continue negotiations under an extension agreement good until Feb.27, 2012. Pictured is 570's bargaining committee: (L-R) Joe Holmes, Dexter Harrison, Secretary-Treasurer Sean Cedenio, and Reginald Robinson.

* Update: A new contract was overwhelmingly approved March 14 by MTC members. Congratulations to the hard work of the entire bargaining committee for making it happen. Details in the next issue of the Local newsletter.


 
 
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