U of California Will Increase Minimum Wage to $15

July 23, 2015

The University of California is raising the minimum wage for all employees on its campuses, as well as indirect contract employees, to $15 an hour. The level will be reached by 2017, after going up in stages between now and then. Currently minimum wage in California is $9. “This is the right thing to do -- for our workers and their families, for our mission and values, and to enhance UC’s leadership role by becoming the first public university in the United States to voluntarily establish a minimum wage of $15," said a statement from Janet Napolitano, president of the university system. With efforts to raise the federal minimum wage stalled, a number of colleges have raised it voluntarily.

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