Today in Labor History: July 12
The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star (Frankenstein’s Monster) and union activist Boris Karloff – 1933
Also on this date: Bisbee, Ariz. deports Wobblies; 1,186 miners sent into desert in manure-laden boxcars… click here for complete postings.
Labor Humor: Expectations
An applicant was being interviewed for admission to a prominent business school. “Tell me,” inquired the interviewer, “where do you expect to be ten years from now?”
“Well, let’s see,” replied the student. “It’s Wednesday afternoon. I guess I’d be…” Click here for the punchline.
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