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Women in the Amsterdam carpet mills (By: Bob Cudmore) April 18, 2015

Women in the Amsterdam carpet mills By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 04-18-15 Modestly but eloquently, Sue Fraczek described her life as an Amsterdam mill girl, “When I went to work, I was scared to death. ...

Memories of a railroad man’s daughter (By: Bob Cudmore) April 11, 2015

Memories of a railroad man’s daughter By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 04-11-15 Marguerite Hackert Dickershaid, 97, of Schenectady has a place in her heart for Beech Nut from its days in Canajoharie when ...

Gravity and the Rules of Labor (By: Frank Yunker) April 16, 2015

Gravity Payments, a credit-card processing company, announced their intention to raise every employee to $70,000 per year at a minimum. The ironically named CEO, Mr. Price, read somewhere that people paid $70K per year are somehow ...

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