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Bygones: In 1982, West Duluth meat workers took voluntary pay cut

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.

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News Tribune, Sept. 16, 1982

  • Employees at Elliott Packing Co. in West Duluth voted 60 to 47 this week to comply with a company request for wage and benefit concessions. Full-time workers' pay will now be reduced by $2 an hour, and part-time employees will take a 65-cents-an-hour cut.
  • Testimony given yesterday at the UMD sex discrimination trial in Duluth argued that women have little chance of being chosen for high-level administrative posts at UMD. Margaret Grevatt of Cleveland filed the suit against UMD after she was turned down for a deanship in 1979.

News Tribune, Sept. 16, 1922

  • For the first time in Duluth, a complete church service will be broadcast over the Herald-Lyceum-Kelley-Duluth radio station this Sunday morning. The service will be conducted in the Lyceum Theater by staff from First Methodist Church.
  • Duluth school enrollment figures this year show an increased registration of 373 pupils compared to the same date last year. To alleviate crowded conditions at Central High School, approximately 50 students have been transferred to Washington Junior High School.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.