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June 27, 1959: Record high pay for Buffalo’s steel workers

The average Buffalo factory worker was making $106 per week in 1959, while steel workers were making a higher rate -- $119 per week. But the highest-paid production workers in Buffalo were rubber workers, who were making almost $128 per week.

Earlier this week, BN Chronicles looked at teachers’ salaries on an annual basis from the same year; Buffalo’s school teachers were making between $76.92 and $126.92 per week.

"Plant workers average pay at record high of $106.49"

“The wage scale in Buffalo’s industrial plants has hit another record high. The average gross pay of production workers on the Niagara Frontier is up to $106.49 a week.”

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