FIREMEN STRIKE FOR INCREASED WAGES

FIREMEN STRIKE FOR INCREASED WAGES

Ypsilanti, Mich.—The Ypsilanti fire department walked out June 7 on a strike for higher salary. Chief Fred Babcock last year had his salary raised to $175 a month, the assistant chief was given $145 a month and the firemen $140.

At a meeting of the council Chief Babcock’s salary was cut to $160 per month, the assistant to $130 per month and the firemen to $125 per month.

Mayor T. E. Schaible and several of the aldermen assisted the fire commissioners to get men to take the places of the strikers and 20 minutes after the strike, the places were filled by ex-firemen and others.

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