Student-employees ambivalent about $15 minimum wage

Although students at the University of Washington in Seattle now have a $15 minimum wage, students at the university’s Tacoma campus aren’t sure if they want the same thing, reports The News Tribune.

Earlier this year, UW Tacoma’s student committee said it was worried that raising the minimum wage would reduce student hours or jobs.

Student leaders are asking peers for feedback via town hall meetings and surveys to find out how they feel about the proposed minimum wage, say the Times.

The policy change comes amid a national stir over hourly wages.

Recently, the first phase of a minimum wage hike went into effect Oct. 1 at University of California campuses for staff and contract employees, while Denver Public Schools announced that it, too, would raise the minimum wage for its employees, to $12 an hour.

Read the full story at The News Tribune.


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