Today in Labor History: May 14
Milwaukee brewery workers begin 10-week strike, demanding contracts comparable to East and West Coast workers. The strike was won because Blatz Brewery accepts their demands, but Blatz was ousted from the Brewers Association for “unethical” business methods – 1953
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Labor Humor: A Worthwhile Wait
A business owner decides to take a tour around his operation and see how things are going. At the shipping docks he sees a young man leaning against the wall doing nothing. The owner walks up to the young man and says, “Son, how much do you make a day?”
The guy replies, “$200.”
The owner pulls out his wallet, gives him $200, and tells him to get out and never come back.
A few minutes later, a shipping clerk asks the owner, “Have you seen the UPS driver? I asked him to wait here for me.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!