UVa will raise their minimum wage from $8.88 to $9.37/hour, Melanie Mayhew reported in yesterday’s Progress. The recently re-established living wage movement at UVa has led to activists demanding that the school raise their minimum wage to $10.72, which they calculate as the lowest viable wage for an area resident. There are 809 UVa employees who learn less than that amount. The existing wage rate was established in December.
5:40pm Update: There’s actually a newer article in today’s Progress that expands on yesterday’s internet-only article.