Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Shattering the Martini Glass Ceiling-- Part 4: Bar Maids or Bar Guys?
In 1950, the Tribune picked up an AP story from Detroit with the headline "Grandmas fight to keep jobs -- as bartenders." It described the plight of a barowner who was being pressured by the local bartenders union to fire "his elderly barmaids."
One was 50 and the other 51.
He said: "I don't want to put the girls out of work. They are the best help I've ever had and they've been with me since 1942.
"But, if I don't sign the contract, the union will keep picketing my place and I won't be able to get any beer. I have to sign it or go out of business. Ah, me!! Such a business!"
Hey, Let's Face It, Bar Maids Are Much Easier On the Eyes Than a Bar Guy. --GreGen