30 years ago we were being reimbursed at a labor rate of about thirty dollars an hour. Today the labor rate is up to about thirty nine dollars an hour. In this 30-year span the Consumer Price Index has risen about a hundred and twenty percent here in the Northeast. And if you do the math on our labor rate the it has risen a whopping 24 percent. And in fact, if you break it down in a dollars and cents, we have gotten a raise of 30 cents a year for the past30 years. Please watch this!