Shot of the Boston Public Library in 1974. The unfinished Prudential Center stands in the background.
(Image from The Guardian)
In May 1974, non-supervisory employees of public libraries were brought under coverage of the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974. Minimum wage in 1974 was $1.90 an hour.
As of September 1, 1974, 120 public libraries in 117 communities throughout the Commonwealth provided free borrowing privileges to all Massachusetts residents.
What else happened in 1974?
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