American Thinker: The University of Virginia (UVA), formally the hallowed intellectual child of Thomas Jefferson and now one of the leading cultural Marxist institutions in America, recently announced that it will begin paying its full-time benefits–eligible staff $15/hour, starting on January 1, 2020. The decision is expected to affect about 1,400 employees.
New university president Jim Ryan, sworn in on October 22, 2018, also announced that he is working on plans to pay contract employees the same $15/hour wage. Apparently, this will be a raise from the current rate of$11.76/hour.
Every time you hear an announcement that some business or institution is raising wages to $15/hour, you absolutely can be certain of two things: 1) the money has to come from somewhere, and 2) next week, next month, or next year, it won’t be enough, and the aggrieved parties will be back, asking for more.
Well, as Gomer Pyle use to say, “surprise, surprise, surprise!” It took not even a week. In the same news release reporting the new $15/hour wage, a student group promoting higher wages is quoted as saying it’s not enough.
Campaign for A Living Wage, a student group, says it is happy about the increase in wages, but says $15 is no longer enough. The group hopes to see all employees paid at least $16.84 per hour, which it says is the living wage for the Charlottesville area.
Why are we not surprised? more