Do you support flat dollar raises for campus workers?

I Support Flat Dollar Raises!
I Support Flat Dollar Raises!

FLAT DOLLAR RAISES
Percentage raises are unfair because they disproportionately benefit the people who already make the most. While the President would receive nearly $10,500, many secretaries, custodians, and teaching staff would get as little as $1000. Over 30% of Tennesseans working full time make less than the poverty line. In a time of unprecedented income inequality, we shouldn't be using our community tax dollars to make the rich richer while the poor get poorer. What we need is a flat dollar raise.

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
Knoxville was rated the third worst city in the US for working women, with a 38% wage gap between women and men's incomes. A 2005 study found that UT women faculty made only 75% of their male peers' salary. We know that many of UT's lowest paid positions are worked primarily by women. Percentage raises will only worsen the gendered wage gap. Flat dollar raises will start to close it, helping everyone who doesn't make enough to get by, while also overcoming unequal pay to women for their work.

 

Contact President Joe DiPietro: Contact Chancellor John Morgan:
865-974-2251 615-366-4403
utpresident@tennessee.edu chancellor@tbr.edu
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UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS
www.ucw-cwa.org