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Anniversaries

Local 542 would not be as great as it is without our members. Thank you to all of the members who are celebrating their anniversaries with us:


Jun 11, 2018
The year was 2001. In the United States, George W. Bush was president. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA was 2.85% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 10199. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 3.88%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $188,300.00 while your average salary was $42,228.00. The Baltimore Ravens were the Super Bowl Champions, the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals, and the Arizona Diamondbacks were the World Series Champions. In global news, Al-Qaeda attacks the Twin Towers and Pentagon leaving nearly 3000 people dead. The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens to the public for the first time in 11 years. Russia’s Mir Space Station De-Orbits while Dennis Tito becomes the first “space tourist”
Jun 11, 2018
The year was 1996. In the United States, President Bill Clinton was halfway through his first term. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 2.93% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 6448. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 8.25%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $118,200.00 while your average salary was $36,300.00. The Dallas Cowboys were the NFL Champions, the Chicago Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, The Chicago Bulls won the NBA Finals, and the NY Yankees were the World Series Champions. In global news, Quebec narrowly lost the vote to become an independent nation. The US Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir Space Station. Syria has peace talks with Israel and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1991. In the United States, George H. W. Bush was still the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 4.25% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 3168 (first time it every topped 3000). Interest Rates at the year end for the Federal Reserve were 6.50%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $120,000.00 while your average salary was $29,430.00. The New York Giants were the NFL Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup, The Chicago Bulls won the NBA Finals, and the Minnesota Twins were the World Series Champions. In global news, Boris Yeltsin won the first free election for Russia to become the first popularly-elected president. Operation Dessert Storm took place in Kuwait followed by the U.N. Security Council passing the Cease Fire Agreement, Resolution 687. The Dead Sea Scroll was unveiled in Israel and Nirvana’s Nevermind album launched the start of the Grunge era.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1986. In the United States, Ronald Reagan was in his second term as President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 3.55% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 1546. Interest Rates at the year end for the Federal Reserve were 10.75%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $89,330 while your average salary was $22,100.00. The San Francisco 49ers were the NFL Champions, the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup, The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals, and the Kansas City Royals were the World Series Champions. In global news, a Live Aid concerts take place in Philadelphia and London in support of famine relief in Ethiopia. Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as the Soviet Union’s leader. Japan selects their first group of astronauts and Nintendo is released in the US.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1980. In the United States, Jimmy Carter was president. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 13.58% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 963. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 21.5%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $68,700 while your average salary was $19,500.00. The Pittsburgh Steelers were the Super Bowl Champions, the New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup, The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals, and The Philadelphia Phillies were the World Series Champions. In global news, the Iran-Iraq War began. John Lennon is shot to death. The Soviet Union falls to the US in hockey at the Miracle on Ice game and Post-It Notes are invented.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1970. In the United States, Richard Nixon was in his first term as President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 5.84% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 838. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $23,450.00 while your average salary was $9,400.00. The Kansas City Cheifs were the NFL Champions, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup, The New York Knicks won the NBA Finals, and The Baltimore Orioles were the World Series Champions. In global news, Paul McCarthy announces that the Beatles have officially disbanded. The Boeing 747 makes it first commercial passenger flight to London. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect for 43 nations and Apollo 13 informs Houston that they have a problem.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1960. In the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower in his final yeas as the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA was 1.46%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $12,700.00 while your average salary was $5,600.00. There was no Super Bowl back then but the NFL Champions were the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals, and The Pittsburgh Pirates were the World Series Champions. In global news, the OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) was formed in Baghdad. The United States sent 3500 troops over to Vietnam for the Vietnam War. The IRA starts to fight the British and the Summer Olympics are held in Rome. In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:


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