Today in Labor History: September 11
More than 3,000 people died when suicide highjackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Among the dead in New York were 634 union members, the majority of them New York City firefighters and police on the scene when the towers fell – 2001
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Labor Humor: Technological Improvements
While up in the attic helping with some cleaning, Diane’s grandkids uncovered an old manual typewriter and asked, “What’s this?”
“Oh, that’s a typewriter,” she answered, thinking that would satisfy their curiosity.
“Well, what does it do?” they asked.
“I’ll show you,” Diane said. She found a piece of paper, rolled it into the typewriter and began striking the keys, leaving black letters on the page.
“WOW!” the boys exclaimed, “That’s really cool—but how does it work? Where do you plug it in?”
“There is no plug,” she answered. “It doesn’t need a plug.”
“Then where do you put the batteries?” they persisted.
“It doesn’t need batteries either,” she replied.
“Wow! This is so cool!” the youngsters exclaimed. “Someone should have invented this a long time ago!”
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