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June 22, 1918:  A total of 86 passengers on a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus are killed, another 127 injured in a wreck near Hammond, Indiana. Five days later the dead are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill., in an area set aside as Showmen’s Rest, purchased only a few months earlier by the Showmen’s League of America.

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Labor Dept. Rescinds Obama-Era Guidance on Joint Employers
Updated On: Jun 09, 2017
June 9, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that defines a “joint employer." The NLRB considers a company jointly liable for its contractors’ compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, which gives employees the right to organize if they have “indirect” control over the terms and conditions of employment or have the “reserved authority to do so.” Acosta’s decision was welcomed by business groups… thehill.com Related: “… Labor experts said employers may do well to temper their excitement…” latimes.com








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