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Today in Labor History Aug 10 FDR signs amendments to the 1935 Social Security Act

August 10

August 10, 1931 - In the early days of commercial aviation, the Air Line Pilots Association was founded in Chicago. In 1939, the union won its first contract, signing a pact with American Airlines.

President Roosevelt signs amendments to the 1935 Social Security Act, broadening the program to include dependents and survivors' benefits - 1939

Construction on the St. Lawrence Seaway begins. Ultimately 22,000 workers spent five years building the 2,342 mile route from the Atlantic to the northernmost part of the Great Lakes - 1954

I.W. Abel, president of the United Steel Workers of America from 1965 to 1977, dies at age 79 - 1987

Labor history found here: http://www.unionist.com/today-in-labor-history & here: http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?history_9_08_...

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