Today in Labor History: June 5; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: June 5
Thirty-five members of the Teamsters, concerned about the infiltration of organized crime in the union and other issues, meet in Cleveland to form Teamsters for a Democratic Union – 19762014.06.02—history-auditing-bookcover
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Labor Humor: Cannibals
Several cannibals were hired by a big corporation.
2014.06.02—humor-cannibal“You are all part of our team now,” said the HR rep during the welcoming briefing.  “You get all the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please don’t eat any of the other employees.”
The cannibals promised.
Four weeks later their boss remarked, “You’re all working very hard, and I’m satisfied with you.  However, one of our file clerks has disappeared.  Do any of you know what happened to him?”
The cannibals all shook their heads no.  After the boss had left, the leader of the cannibals said to the others, “Which one of you idiots ate the file clerk?”  A hand raised hesitantly, to which the leader yelled, “You fool! For four weeks we’ve been eating Managers and no one noticed anything, but nooooo, you had to go and eat the file clerk!”
—Got a labor joke you’d like to share? Email it to us at lhd4@cornell.edu; if we use it in the newsletter, you’ll get credit and a prize!

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