Monday, May 7, 2018

Shattering the Martini Glass Ceiling-- Part 3: Losing Their Jobs After the War

After the war, most of the female bartenders lost their jobs, bit about 30 were still working.  The Chicago bartenders' union set April 30, 1946, as the deadline for tavern owners to fire the women.  But, it id say that a woman could continue to work behind the bar is she either owned the tavern or was the wife of an owner.

Union rules and laws stayed on the books until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 led to the lifting of most bans.


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