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United Campus Workers of Arizona Petition to Get Paid $25 per Hour

United Campus Workers of Arizona Petition to Get Paid $25 per Hour

“UCWAZ believes that all campus workers in Arizona, whether university employees or contracted laborers, must be paid a thriving wage, not a poverty wage”

Why wouldn’t they demand this? Campus union workers in California just finished a strike after getting what they wanted.

Campus Reform reports:

Students demand increased campus pay

The United Campus Workers of Arizona (UCWAZ) have created a petition demanding that the University of Arizona pay campus workers $25 an hour by 2025.

The petition has presently garnered over 500 signatures.

“UCWAZ believes that all campus workers in Arizona, whether university employees or contracted laborers, must be paid a thriving wage, not a poverty wage,” the petition reads.

It continues, “The university works because we do.”

The petition urges readers to support increased campus pay because of “significant increases in housing costs, gas, and food expenses.”

The author of the petition points out that inflation is currently ten percent in Arizona, despite unchanged wages. It further argues that the increased wage floor will benefit at least 4,000 workers and provide economic stimulus to Arizona.

UCWAZ has built “wall-to-wall support, centering the voices of all work employees, particularly those who are in more vulnerable positions.”

Pam Scott, Associate Vice President of External Communications at The University of Arizona, told Campus Reform the school “value[s] the hard work of our campus colleagues and recognize there is increased competition for their talents and that is why we chose to align with what Tucson voters approved in the Minimum Wage Act in November 2021.”

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henrybowman | January 16, 2023 at 5:28 pm

“The author of the petition points out that inflation is currently ten percent in Arizona, despite unchanged wages.”
So let’s change wages, and we can shoot for 20%.


 
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lawgrad | January 17, 2023 at 4:29 pm

Since the “woke” ask us to look at disparate impacts, I predict that if the minimum wage is increased to $25 per hour, students from low income families will be disproportionately disadvantaged. Money will have to shift from financial aid to cover the wage increases, and tuition will rise without a proportional increase in financial aid to cover it.

There is an extremely small chance that taxpayer-funded state aid to the University of Arizona will increase to cover the wage increase.

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