Thursday, February 19, 2009

Great Moments in Labor Relations

In a Letter from the Gatling Gun Company to B&O Railroad in 1877:

"... we have the honor to suggest that you strengthen yourselves now against such emergencies in the future, by providing yourselves with Gatling guns."

Full letter here:


Shag from Brookline said...

Gatline bumper sticker suggestion:


Michael Perelman said...

Richard Mellon is often quoted as having said "You can't mine coal without machine guns." I have never been able to trace down the original source.

Shag from Brookline said...

No need for machine guns in West Virginia coal country in making mountains into molehills under the Bush Administration.

Michael Perelman said...

In 1920-1, the army bombed W. Virginia miners.