Today in Labor History: May 28
At least 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., participate in a general strike in support of municipal workers who had been fired for forming a union – 1946
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The Wages of Work
St. Peter checked out heaven’s waiting room to see if any newcomers had arrived. In fact, three people were there.
Of the first person, St. Peter asked, “And how much money did you make last year?” “$100,000,” he replied. “OK,” said St. Peter. “You must be an accountant. You go over to that room for processing.”
Of the next person, St. Peter asked, “How about you? How much did you earn last year?” The person replied, “$150,000.” “OK,” said St. Peter. “You must be a lawyer. You go over there and fill out the forms.”
Of the last person, St. Peter asked, “And how much did you make last year?” The man replied, “$8,500.”
“Oh, really?” said St. Peter. “And what instrument do you play?”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!