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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 08, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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ONE CENT
FOURTEEN SITTING JUDGES ELECTED
I OTHER NINE BENCHES GO TO REPUBLICANS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 214 Chicago, Tuesday, June 8, 1915
398
CAR STRIKE IS PUSHED
ON BY PRES. BUSBY
Talk of Tie-up Is Strong Pay Raise Offered Only- to
Green Men With Old Hands Left Oat Bill Afahon
Called Here From Detroit. .
Leonard A. Busby, the $62,000 a
year president of the Chicago City
Railways Co., pushed Chicago closer
o a street car strike last night He
offered a pay raise of 2 cents an hour
for all green men hired on the-street
cars and not a penny of pay raise for
old-timers who have been running
cars four, five and six years.
This 2-cent raise for new men
looked good at the top of the Busby
wage tables printed in the morning
newspapers. And the trust press
gave added force to Busby's play by
headlines saying: "Busby Offers
.Wage Boost."
, So Jhe strike .talk is running
stronger than any time inyjears AndJ
the call has-gone to "BuT-'Mahon, the
big president 6f the street car men's
international at his office In Detroit
He is expected in Chicago tomorrow.
"It's a serious thing- to throw 16,
000 men out of work and put them on
strike benefits instead of regular
wages," said .one of the committee of
Div. 241 today, "But what course is
open to us? The letter of "Busby last
night to us was an insult
"Our men know that $30,000,000 in
interest and capital and $12,000,000
in net profits has been split among
the owners of the street railways
since 1907. We didn't bother to read
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