Today in Labor History: March 12
The Lawrence, Mass., “Bread and Roses” textile strike ends when the American Woolen Co. agrees to most of the strikers’ demands; other textile companies quickly followed suit – 1912
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Labor Humor: Innocent Question
A woman and her little girl were visiting the grave of the little girl’s grandmother. On their way through the cemetery back to the car, the little girl asked, “Mommy, do they ever bury two people in the same grave?”
“Of course not, dear,” replied the mother. “Why would you think that?”
“The tombstone back there said, ‘Here lies a company lawyer and an honest man.'”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!