Today in Labor History: August 22; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: August 222013.08.19—history-joyce-miller
Joyce Miller, a vice president of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers, becomes first female member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council – 1980
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Labor Humor: You Can’t Win
A postal clerk sorting mail comes across an unstamped, poorly hand-written envelope addressed to God.  She opens it and discovers it is from an elderly lady, distressed because some thief robbed her of 100 dollars.  She will be cold and hungry for the rest of the month if she doesn’t receive some divine intervention.
The clerk organizes a collection amongst the other postal workers, who dig deep and come up with 96 dollars. They get it to her overnight, by Express Mail.
A week has gone by when the same clerk recognizes the same handwriting on another envelope addressed to God. She opens it and reads: “Dear God, thank you for the 100 dollars. This month would have been so bleak otherwise.”  Click here for the punchline.
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