(AP) — Indiana University says it will raise the minimum wage for its
employees by $1 to $8.25 an hour beginning July 1.
announced Thursday the increase will raise the pay of approximately 8,750
university employees across the state. It says more than two-thirds of
those affected work on the Bloomington campus, where housing and dining
operations employ many part-time and seasonal workers, including a large
number of students.
Michael McRobbie says the pay raise recognizes the contributions of its
employees while also making the university more affordable to students.
IU last raised
its minimum wage to $7.25 in July 2009 at the same time the federal
minimum wage was last raised. Democrats in Congress have proposed raising
the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016.