Today in Labor History: July 11; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: July 112013.07.08—history-triborough-bridge
After seven years of labor by as many as 2,800 construction workers, the Triborough Bridge opens in New York.  Actually a complex of three bridges, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.  Construction began on Black Friday, 1929, and New Deal money turned it into one of the largest public works projects of the Great Depression – 1936
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Labor Humor: By the Numbers
A corporate chief financial officer and a farmer were traveling by train. When they passed a flock of sheep 2013.07.08—humor-sheepin a meadow, the CFO said, “There are 1,248 sheep out there.”
The farmer replied, “Amazing. By chance, I know the owner, and the figure is absolutely correct. How did you count them so quickly?”
The CFO answered… click here for the punchline.
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