Today in Labor History: March 27; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: March 27
Mother Jones is ordered to leave Colorado, where state authorities accuse her of “stirring up” striking coal miners – 19042014.03.24—history-majones-speaking
(Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America: Her rallying cry was famous: “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” A century ago, Mother Jones was a celebrated organizer and agitator, the very soul of the modern American labor movement. At coal strikes, steel strikes, railroad, textile, and brewery strikes, Mother Jones was always there, stirring the workers to action and enraging the powerful. In this first biography of “the most dangerous woman in America,” Elliott J. Gorn proves why, in the words of Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones “has won her way into the hearts of the nation’s toilers, and… will be lovingly remembered by their children and their children’s children forever.”)
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2014.03.24—humor-unemployment
Labor Humor: Time Off the Job
Nearly half of all unemployed Americans have been without work for at least 27 weeks.  Working people call that a nightmare.  Rich people call it “six months vacation.”
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