Today in Labor History: July 10; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: July 10
Some 14,000 federal and state troops finally succeed in putting down the strike against the Pullman Palace Car Co., which had been peaceful until July 5, 2014.07.07—history-peoples-historywhen federal troops intervened in Chicago, against the repeated protests of the governor and Chicago’s mayor. A total of 34 American Railway Union members were killed by troops over the course of the strike – 1894
(A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present: If your last serious read of American history was in high school—or even in a standard college course—you’ll want to read this amazing account of America as seen through the eyes of its working people, women and minorities.)
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2014.07.07—humor-vacationVacation Woes
You know you’re going to have a bad day at work when you return from your week’s vacation, look at the calendar, and see that your vacation is scheduled for this week.
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!

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