Today in Labor History: June 25; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: June 252015.06.22-history-foreworks.plant
A total of 21 workers are killed when a fireworks factory near Hallett, Okla., explodes – 1985
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Labor Humor: The Lighter Side
It’s mid-summer, the office air conditioning is broken, and one worker has had enough. He turns to his co-worker in the next cubicle and tells him: “Watch this. I’m going to get the rest of the day off.” When he sees the boss approaching he proceeds to hang himself upside down from an overhead pipe.
+++The startled boss sees the worker hanging there and asks him what he’s doing.
+++“I’m a light bulb,” the worker explains. The boss, figuring the man has suffered some sort of breakdown, orders him to go home. The worker climbs down and prepares to leave.
+++His co-worker, meanwhile, starts packing up to go home as well. The boss says, “Where do you think YOU’RE going?”
+++The co-worker responds: “Well, you certainly can’t expect me to work in the dark!”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!