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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 1984. In the United States, Ronald Reagan was President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA was 4.3% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 1211. 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 $86,730 while your average salary was $21,600.00. The Los Angeles Raiders were the Super Bowl Champions, the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup, The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals, and The Detroit Tigers were the World Series Champions. In global news, Indian Prime minister Indira Gandhi assassinated. Bandaid gathered in a Notting Hill studio to record “Do They Know It’s Christmas Time” to raise money for Ethiopia. The first ever flight in space by humans un-tethered using jet back packs takes place. The UK and China agree Hong Kong will revert to China in 1997 and the iconic Apple Macintosh 1984 commercial is debuted. In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1979. In the United States, Jimmy Carter was president. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 11.2% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 838. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 15.25%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $58,100 while your average salary was $17,500.00. The Pittsburgh Steelers were the Super Bowl Champions, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Seattle Supersonics won the NBA Finals, and The Pittsburgh Pirates were the World Series Champions. In global news, the Public Sector Strike of the UK called for 1.5 million workers to stop working. The US and Soviet Union sign the SALT II treaty. The dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin, is overthrown on April 11th, 1979 and Voyager 1 reveals the first photo of Jupiter’s rings. In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1969. In the United States, Richard Nixon was in his first term as President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 5.46% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 800. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $15,550.00 while your average salary was $8,550.00. 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, Neil Armstrong is the first man to land on the moon. The Beatle’s Abbey Road is released. The Montreal Expos are created and the death penalty was abolished in the UK.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1959. In the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA was 1.01%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $12,400.00 while your average salary was $5,010.00. There was no Super Bowl back then but the NFL Champions were the Baltimore Colts. However, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals, and The Los Angeles Dodgers were the World Series Champions. In global news, Fidel Castro comes into power in Cuba. The Dalai Lama and tens of thousands others flee Tibet. Vice President Richard Nixon and the Soviet Union’s Premier Nikita Khrushchev engage in an impromptu kitchen debate and Hawaii becomes the 50th state. In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:


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