Today in Labor History: September 10
In Pennsylvania, Polish, Lithuanian and Slovak miners are gunned down by the Lattimer Mine’s sheriff deputies—19 dead, more than 50 wounded—during a peaceful march from Hazelton to Lattimer. Some 3,000 were marching for collective bargaining and civil liberty. The shooters were tried for murder but the jury failed to convict – 1897
Labor Humor: Straight Talk
A young man enters a monastery at which there is a strict vow of silence: monks are allowed to speak only two words every ten years. Time goes by, and after ten years the young monk walks into the abbot’s office and says: “Food bad.” Another ten years pass, and he tells the abbot: “Bed hard.” Ten more years go by and the monk says: “Work boring.” Yet ten more years go by and the monk announces to the abbot: “I quit.” To which the abbot replies, “Good. You’ve done nothing but complain since you’ve been here.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!