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Student cafeteria staff at Rutgers to get hourly wage boost

Students staffing the foodservice department at Rutgers University will soon get an hourly pay bump, as the New Brunswick, N.J., university is raising its wage for student workers to $11 an hour, philly.com reports.

The increase will go in effect Jan. 1 and will impact 13,000 students.

The fight to raise wages at the school was spearheaded by student group United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), which is continuing to push the university to increase student wages to $15.

The fight for a $15 wage for student workers has spread at schools throughout the country, including Temple University, Texas State University and the University of California at Berkeley, the latter of which approved a $15 wage for its employees in 2015.

Read the full story via philly.com

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