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UVA to boost wages to $15 an hour for 1,400 workers

March 7, 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says about 1,400 of its full-time workers will see their wages grow to $15 an hour next year.

The public university in Charlottesville announced the change on Thursday. It says the increase will affect about 60 percent of its employees who make less than $15 an hour who work in the university’s academic division and medical center.

The university says it’s considering how to address wages for the remaining full-time workers, who are employed by contractors.

UVA President Jim Ryan says the university should live by its values and that “no one who works at UVA should live in poverty.”

The city of Charlottesville also has raised the minimum wage for its workers to $15 an hour.