Today in Labor History: May 18
In what may have been baseball’s first labor strike, the Detroit Tigers refuse to play after team leader Ty Cobb is suspended: he went into the stands and beat a fan who had been heckling him. Cobb was reinstated and the Tigers went back to work after the team manager’s failed attempt to replace the players with a local college team: their pitcher gave up 24 runs – 1912
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Cool Labor Site: Tips
The LIVING OFF TIPS campaign of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) “will raise the voices and lives of tipped restaurant workers to the national scale, letting policymakers, press, and the public know who we are and how we need a raise!” Paul Schwalb, Deputy Director of Food Services, UNITE HERE, is a member of the group’s board of directors. http://rocunited.org/living-off-tips/