Origin of the "Pink Slip"

Michael Stroh michael.stroh at BALTSUN.COM
Fri Mar 23 22:11:25 UTC 2001

I'm trying to pin down the origin of the term "pink slip" for a story I'm
working on.  But so far none of the leading labor scholars I've consulted
seem to have a clue, which seems odd considering how often the term is used
(especially these days).

Anybody have any thoughts on the expression's historical roots?

Mike Stroh
The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore, MD

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