Today in Labor History: December 19
A 47-day strike at Greyhound Bus Lines ends with members of the Amalgamated Transit Union accepting a new contract containing deep cuts in wages and benefits. Striker Ray Phillips died during the strike, run over on a picket line by a scab Greyhound trainee – 1983
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No Help Wanted
A duck walks into a store and asks the manager, “Do you have any job openings here?” “Sorry” replies the manager, “nothing here.”
The duck walks out, turns around and walks back in: “Do you have any job openings here?” “I told you already I don’t,” responds the manager, “stop bothering me.”
The duck walks back out and then back in again. “Stop right where you are” the manager screams. “You ask me again if I have any job openings and I’ll nail your feet to the floor!”
The duck walks out and then back in again. “Do you sell nails here?” he asks. “No” responds the manager. To which the duck replies: “Do you have any job openings?”
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