Today in Labor History: January 8; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: January 8
Birthdate of Mary Kenney O’Sullivan, first AFL woman organizer. In 1880 she organized the Woman’s Bookbinder Union and in 1903 was a founder of the National Women’s Trade Union League – 18642015.01.05—history-i.knew
(I Knew I Could Do This Work: Seven Strategies That Promote Women’s Activism and Leadership in Unions: Although nearly half of union members in the United States are female, little more than one leadership position in five is held by a woman. This report is designed to promote women’s activism and leadership within unions across the country at the local, state, regional, and national levels.)
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2015.01.05—humor-ethics2Business Ethics
An investment banker’s son has asked his dad what “business ethics” means.
+++“Well, son,” the investment banker says, “let me give you an example. A small business we helped to get started with a loan has paid us back. In fact, he accidentally made two more payments than were required. Now here’s where the business ethics come in: Do I share that money with my partners?”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!