The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 22nd, 2015
The University of California system will raise its minimum wage for
direct and contract employees to $15 an hour over the next three years,
it announced on Wednesday. The plan, unveiled at a meeting of the Board
of Regents, will place the system’s minimum wage well above the state’s
minimum wage, which is $9 an hour.
“Through its education, research, and public-service missions, the
University of California’s students, faculty, and staff have made us
into a world-renowned institution,” said the system’s president, Janet
A. Napolitano, in a news release.
“And our community does not exist in a vacuum. How we support our
workers and their families impacts Californians who might never set foot
on one of our campuses.”