Blast From the Past — 1937

A dispute between the American Federation of Labor teamsters and the longshoremen of the Congress of Industrial Organizations in San Francisco had a very unexpected side-effect.

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According to an online Inflation Calculator, $80.00 in 1937 is equal to $1,422.73 in 2019 and $200.00 equal to $3,556.83 today.

Source: Sausalito News, January 8, 1937 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside


  1 comment for “Blast From the Past — 1937

  1. October 11, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Unexpected consequences indeed, Allan. Another thing I found interesting was the vocabulary in the article, not dumbed down at all.



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