Today in Labor History: June 26
Members of the American Railway Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, refuse to handle Pullman cars, in solidarity with Pullman strikers. Two dozen strikers were killed over the course of the strike – 1894
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Labor Humor: The Six-Year-Old Carpenter
Did you hear about little Jimmy? He’s six years old. He was bugging his mother so she said, “Jimmy, why don’t you go across the street and watch the carpenters at work? Maybe you’ll learn something.”
Jimmy was gone about two hours. When he came home his mother asked him what he learned. Jimmy replied, “Well, first you put the damned door up, then the sumbitch doesn’t fit, so you have to take the mother back down. Then you have to shave some crap off each side and put the bastard back up.”
Jimmy’s shocked mother said, “You wait till your dad comes home!”
When Jimmy’s dad got home, Mom told him the whole story. Dad said, “Jimmy I’m going to have to punish you. Go outside and get a switch.”
Jimmy looked him in the eye and said, “I don’t think so, that’s the electrician’s job.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!