A News Release The union for employees of the University of Arkansas has endorsed the graduate-assistant fight for a living wage of $20,000 per year. “Our graduate students simply cannot afford to work for the wages the university is paying,” said Local 965 President Bret Schulte. “Many were working second jobs and relying on food … Continue reading “Local Endorses Living Wage for Graduate Assistants”
News StatementFor immediate release — For more informationLocal President Bret Schulte Chancellor Joe Steinmetz of the University of Arkansas today, July 13, announced the phasing in of a Living Wage for U of A employees, sought for over two years by the union representing its faculty and staff. In 2018, the Local 965 launched … Continue reading “Union Thanks UA Chancellor for Initiating Living Wage for Campus Employees”
News Statement — For immediate release — For more information A point in the 10th and final section of the University of Arkansas chancellor’s “Focus on the Future” planning analysis recommends all employees have a living wage of $30,000 a year. This is earning strong praise from the school’s union. Professor Bret Schulte, president of … Continue reading “Chancellor Endorses Living Wage for All U of A Employees”
Area Media Cover Event Local 965 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees launched its University of Arkansas Living Wage Campaign with a rally April 7, 2018. News reports included: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — “Union Rallies to Push for Raise for Workers, Assistants at UA” and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Little Rock edition — “Union … Continue reading “Supporters Rally for U of A Living Wage Campaign”
Interested people can sign a petition for a minimum living wage to be set for University of Arkansas employees either by printing a PDF petition or open an online version of the petition to sign digitally at change.org.