Today in Labor History: December 18
General Motors announces it is closing 21 North American plants over the following four years and slashing tens of thousands of jobs – 1991
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Labor Humor: The Union-buster’s Complaint
A union-buster had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table he had a near-death experience.
Seeing God, he asked, “Is my time up?”
God answered, “No, you have another 40 years, two months and eight days to live.”
Upon recovery, the union-buster decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, tummy tuck and even had someone come in and do hair implants. Since he had so much more time to live, the union-buster figured he might as well make the most of it.
After his last operation, the union-buster was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on his way home, he was hit by a car and died instantly. Arriving in front of God, the union-buster angrily said, “I thought you said I had another 40 years! Why didn’t you pull me out of the path of the car?”
God replied, “I didn’t recognize you.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!