Today in Labor History: June 25
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!