Today in Labor History: April 24
The Int’l Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Philadelphia journalist who many believed was on death row because he was an outspoken African-American – 1999
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A corporate lawyer vacationing on the Riviera bumped into a union-buster pal and asked how things were.
“Remember that lousy property I bought last year? It burned to the ground,” said the union buster. “I’m here thanks to the fire insurance proceeds. How about you?”
The corporate lawyer replied, “Remember the crummy real estate I bought in Mississippi? Well, the river overflowed and I’m here on the flood insurance proceeds.”
The union buster looked puzzled and asked “How did you start the flood?”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!