Today in Labor History: February 5
President Bill Clinton signs the Family and Medical Leave Act. The law requires most employers of 50 or more workers to grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a family or medical emergency – 1993
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Labor Humor: The Banker’s Suit
A banker decided to spend some of his Wall Street bonus on a new custom-made suit. He went to the finest tailor in town and got measured for a suit made of the finest fabrics
A week later, he went in for his first fitting and tried on the stunning-looking suit. As he was admiring himself in front of the mirror, however, turning this way and that, he reached down to slip his hands into the pockets and to his surprise found that there were no pockets. He mentioned this to the tailor who asked him, “Didn’t you tell me you were a banker?”
The man answered, “Yes, I did.”
Said the tailor: “Who ever heard of a banker with his hands in his own pockets?”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!