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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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FEB. 23, 2012 |  Members at Cloverland Dairy ratified on February 5 a new 4-year agreement that provides an increase in wages, and protects zero employee contributions for the life of the contract by moving Teamster employees into the Union's medical plan. Union negotiators are still in talks with Bimbo Bakeries. Members employed by Stroehmann's and Entenmann's received an update on the status of bargaining during a Jan. 28 meeting at the union hall. Meetings with the company continue as the parties work to hammer out a final agreement. More updates here.

 


 
 
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