Today in Labor History: September 25; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: September 25
American photographer Lewis Hine born in Oshkosh, Wisc. – 1874
(Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor: Your heart will be broken by this exceptional book’s 2014.09.22—history-kidswork.bookcoverphotographs of children at backbreaking, often life-threatening work, and the accompanying commentary by author Russell Freedman. Photographer Lewis Hine–who himself died in poverty in 1940–did as much, and perhaps more, than any social critic in the early part of the 20th century to expose the abuse of children, as young as three and four, by American capitalism.)
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Labor Humor: No Exit
A CEO checks into a hotel and goes up to his room.  Five minutes later he angrily calls the desk and says, “You’ve given me 2014.09.22—humor-no.exita room with no exit! How do I leave?”

Responds the desk clerk patiently, “What doors are in your room?”

The CEO snaps, “Well, there’s one door that leads to the bathroom, a second that goes into the closet and then a third door that has a ‘do not disturb’ sign on it!”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!

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