|Title||Postal workers tossing mail inside the post office, Seattle, June 10, 1955 |
|Caption||Three Seattle postal clerks, Gunnar Sundin (left), D.S. Vaughn (center) and Jim Dyar, translate their joy into action after hearing that President Eisenhower signed a law approving an 8.1% pay increase for postal workers. The raise had been a long time coming and, though many postal workers had hoped for more, all were happy to receive it.|
The bill was signed on Friday June 10, 1955. The estimated annual cost of the pay raise for the nation's 500, 000 postal workers was $156, 000. The increase covers a 6% general increase for all workers with other increases made through reclassification. The president had previously vetoed a bill asking for an 8.8% increase. For one substitute clerk with less than a year's experience the increase would raise his pay from $1.61-1/2 per hour to $1.81-1/2 per hour. For Gunnar Sundin, a pouch rack clerk, and Jim Dyar, a clerk, the increase would amount to more $300 per year.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, POST OFFICE, Pay raise prospects for employees.|
Caption information source: Seattle P-I Exhibit, Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: June 11, 1955.
|Subjects||Postal service employees--Washington (State)--Seattle; Post offices--Washington (State)--Seattle; Offices--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Dyar, Jim|
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.11150 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |