Today in Labor History: June 4
The AFL-CIO opens its new headquarters building, in view of the White House – 1956
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Labor Humor: Good Excuse
For thirty years, Johnson had arrived at work at 9 a.m. on the dot. He had never missed a day and was never late. So when 9 a.m. passed one day without Johnson’s arrival, it caused a sensation. All work ceased, and the boss himself, looking at his watch and muttering, came out into the corridor.
Finally, precisely at 10 a.m., Johnson showed up, clothes dusty and torn, his face scratched and bruised, his glasses bent. He limped painfully to the time clock, punched in, and said, aware that all eyes were upon him, “I tripped and rolled down two flights of stairs in the subway. Nearly killed myself.”
And the boss said, “And rolling down two flights of stairs took you a whole hour?”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!