1970’s minimum wage was higher than today’s!
Today’s minimum wage appears higher than ever…but it doesn’t buy what it used to!

The minimum wage was a mere 25 cents in 1938, and that level only provided 60% of the purchasing power that today’s min wage does.

However, through the 1960s and 1970s the min wage bought a lot more than it does today.

Lesson: The $ amount isn’t really what matters when you negotiate your wage, ask yourself what can you BUY with those $?!!