Today in Labor History: May 28; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: May 282015.05.25-history-rochester.gen.strike
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!