University of Memphis minimum wage increase

Although time has past since the last time I wrote on the Red Record, the organizations covered and their work have not slowed. The Living Wage campaign at the University of Memphis received some headway as the administrations upped the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. While less than ideal, this step certainly increases the living conditions for lowest paid employees at the University and comes after years of campaigning on the part of the UCW-CWA members and activists. Jeffrey Lichtenstein wrote a critical viewpoint for the Memphis Flyer that can be read here.


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Teaches journalism in the Media Academy at Fremont High School.
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