Today in Labor History: June 11; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: June 112015.06.08-history-welcome
Representatives from the AFL, Knights of Labor, populists, railroad brotherhoods and other trade unions hold a unity conference in St. Louis but fail to overcome their differences – 1894
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2015.06.08-humor-laughLabor Humor: The Last Laugh
The boss returned from lunch in a good mood and called the whole staff in to listen to a couple of jokes he had picked up. Everybody but one woman laughed uproariously.
+++“What’s the matter?” grumbled the boss. “Don’t you have a sense of humor?”
+++“I don’t have to laugh,” she replied. “I’m quitting Friday.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!