Today in Labor History: March 20
Fifty-eight workers are killed, 150 injured when a boiler explosion levels the R.B. Grover shoe factory in Brockton, Mass. The four-story wooden building collapsed and the ruins burst into flames, incinerating workers trapped in the wreckage – 1905
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Labor Humor: Never Assume
During the Great Recession Paul the mean manager had lost his job and was forced to take a position in a restaurant. On his first day a co-worker handed him a light bulb and told him to replace the burnt out bulb in the restroom.
“You’re kidding!” Paul exclaimed, “I was an important manager!”
“Sorry,” his co-worker said, “I forgot; hand me the bulb and I’ll show you how it’s done.”
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