Today in Labor History: October 8; Labor Humor

Today in Labor History: October 82015.10.05-history-great.chicago.fire
Thirty of the city’s 185 firefighters are injured battling the Great Chicago Fire, which burned for three days – 1871
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Labor Humor: Quick Thinking
At a labor management meeting the subject was sick leave abuse. Management claimed it was a real problem and the union said management was exaggerating. Management pulled out a newspaper article about the union vice president coming in third in a bowling tournament on a day when he called in sick and said, “What do you have to say about this?”
+++The union president studied the article for a minute and then looked up and said, “I think if he wasn’t sick he would have won.”

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