Sunday, August 19, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

On August 19, 2000, the Service Employees International Union Local 100 released a study that estimated 1,512 state employees receive salaries below their poverty threshold and called for higher wages for state workers.

Today, state employees at the University of Arkansas still receive salaries below the national and regional averages, and some are below the federal poverty level. The loss of experienced staff to higher salaries in the private sector and the flight of faculty to other institutions continues to be a problem, but the University administration seems to have other priorities for funds. Construction continues apace on the new multi-million dollar Chancellor's Home.

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