Today in Labor History: April 2; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: April 22015.03.30-history-union.made
The Union Label Trades Department is chartered by the American Federation of Labor.  Its mission: promote the products and services produced in America by union members, especially those products identified by a union label, shop card, store card, and service button – 1909
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2015.03.30-humor-earLabor Humor: Ouch!
A job superintendent is wandering around the fourth floor a building under construction. Not looking where he’s going, he manages to back into an operating saw that cuts his ear off and flings it over the side of the building. He yells down to a worker on the ground floor and asks if he’s seen the ear. The guy looks around and spots one on the ground, yelling up, “Here it is!” The superintendent shakes his head, “No, that’s not it. Mine had a pencil behind it.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!