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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 1999. In the United States, President Bill Clinton is acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA was 2.19% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 11,497. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 8.5%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $131,750.00 while your average salary was $40,810.00. The Denver Broncos were the Super Bowl Champions, the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup, The San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Finals, and the New York Yankees were the World Series Champions. In global news, the world’s population exceeds six billion people. The Euro is introduced to 11 countries. Ford acquires Volvo and the Y2K pandemic sweeps the nation. In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:
Jun 11, 2018
The year was 1994. In the United States, Bill Clinton was still in his first term as President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 2.61% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 3834. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 8.50%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $119,050.00 while your average salary was $37,037.00. The Dallas Cowboys were the Super Bowl Champions, the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup, The Houston Rockets won the NBA Finals, and due to the MLB Player’s Strike, there was no World Series Champion. In global news, the English Channel opened, joining England and France for the first time. France also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Allied landings (the start of the end of WWII). Rover in the UK is purchased by BMW and in the US the First Genetically Engineered Tomatoes become available. In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers: In global news, Kim Campbell becomes the first female Prime Minister in Canada. South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Worst Brush Fires in Australian History destroy the world's second largest national park Royal National Park and the World Wide Web was born at CERN.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1989. In the United States, George H. W. Bush started his first year as President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 4.83% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 2753. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 10.5%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $120,000 while your average salary was $27,450.00. The San Francisco 49ers were the Super Bowl Champions, the Calgary Flames won the Stanley Cup, The Detroit Pistons won the NBA Finals, and the Oakland Athletics were the World Series Champions. In global news, the Berlin Wall is dismantled. Microsoft Office was first released. Tiananmen Square Protests lead to Military Intervention, and Ted Bundy was executed. In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1982. In the United States, Ronald Reagan was President . The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA was 6.16%  while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 1046.  Interest Rates at the year end for the Federal Reserve were 11.5%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $67,800 while your average salary was $21,050.00. The San Francisco 49ers were the Super Bowl Champions, the New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup, The Las Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals, and The St. Louis Cardinals were the World Series Champions.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1978. In the United States, Jimmy Carter was just starting his presidency. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 7.62% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 805. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 11.75%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $54,800 while your average salary was $17,000.00. The Dallas Cowboys were the Super Bowl Champions, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Washington Bullets won the NBA Finals, and The New York Yankees were the World Series Champions. In global news, the first test tube baby was born in the United Kingdom. The Caribbean Island of Dominica gains independence from Great Britain. Cult leader Jim Jones tells 900 members of his church, "People's Temple", to commit suicide in Guyana and the first female astronauts were announced by NASA.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1968. In the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson was the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 4.27% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 943. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $14,950.00 while your average salary was $7,850.00. The Green Bay Packers were the NFL Champions, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals, and The Detroit Tigers were the World Series Champions. In global news, Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first successful heart transplant in South Africa. In France, 800,000 teachers, workers and student protesters marched through the French capital during a one day general strike. The Beatles released their White Album, and Martian Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy were both assassinated.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1958. In the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 2.73%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $12,750.00 while your average salary was $4,600.00. There was no Super Bowl back then but the NFL Champions were the Baltimore Colts. However, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The St. Louis Hawks won the NBA Finals, and The New York Yankees were the World Series Champions. In global news, Syria and Egypt become politically unified with the creation of the United Arab Republic. Russia launches their third satellite, Sputnik 3, while The United States forms NASA. The peace sign was created in The United Kingdom and the musical My Fair Lady debuted starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews.
Dec 12, 2018
The year was 1948. In the United States, Harry S Truman was the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 7.74%.  If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $7,700.00 while your average salary was $2,950.00. There was no Super Bowl back then but the NFL Champions were the Baltimore Colts.


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