Today in Labor History: March 26
San Francisco brewery workers begin a 9-month strike as local employers follow the union-busting lead of the National Brewer’s Association and fire their unionized workers, replacing them with scabs. Two unionized brewers refused to go along, kept producing beer, prospered wildly and induced the Association to capitulate. A contract benefit since having unionized two years earlier, certainly worth defending: free beer – 1868
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Labor Humor: Lampner’s Law of Employment
When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot.
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!