Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ant Lesson

One of the hats I wear says "Union News Magazine Editor." It's something I do for our Local Postal Workers' Union.

Which puts me in a position to receive links like this one. It's from a "Community Affiliate" of the AFL-CIO and, without getting too political about it, there are several interesting clicks there. The one I've been noodling around in is their "Job Tracker," which is an illustrated way of presenting which employers in a 50-mile radius of your ZIP Code have been downsizing, outsourcing, and running afoul of OSHA and Labor Law.

And that, no matter how you vote, is important data.


The teacher was giving her class of seven-year-olds a lesson in nature by having the class build and enjoy watching an ant farm.

One day she strolled over to the ant farm and said, "Worker ants can carry pieces of food that weigh five times as much as they do. What can we conclude from that?"

One child had this snappy answer: "They don't have a union."

[Joe's Clean Laffs]


WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "To labor is to pray." (Benedictine Motto)


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