Railroad: Pullman Tips

The longstanding fight of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters to elevate their profession from a status of menial service, for which the traveling public gives condescending "tips," was lost last week. The Interstate Commerce Commission refusing to command the Pullman Co. to prohibit tipping, interpreted the porters' plea as an effort to elevate something besides the status of their profession. "A consideration of the complaint in all its aspects," said the Commission, "leads only to the conclusion that the real objectives sought are increased wages. . . ." The Commission, as every interstate employer knows, has no power...

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