Today in Labor History: October 1; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: October 1
An ink storage room in the L.A. Timesbuilding is dynamited during a citywide fight over labor rights and organizing.  The explosion was relatively minor, but it set off a fire in the unsafe, difficult-to-evacuate building, ultimately killing 21.  A union member eventually confessed to the bombing, which he said was supposed to have occurred early in the morning when the building would have been largely unoccupied – 1910

Labor Humor: All in a Day’s Work
Three women were sitting around and bragging about their children. The first one says, “You know, my son, he graduated first in his class from Stanford.  He’s now a doctor, making $250,000 a year in Chicago.”
The second woman says, “My son graduated first in his class from Harvard.  He’s now a lawyer, making half a million dollars a year and he lives in Los Angeles.”
The last woman says, “Well, my son never did too well in school. He never went to any university, but he now makes one million dollars a year in New York working as a sports repairman.”
The other two women ask, “What’s a sports repairman?”
The woman answers, “He fixes games… you know, hockey games, football games, baseball games…”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!