California Universities Address Wage Gaps
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Local 3299 conducted a study to measure the wage gap between the highest and lowest paid workers between the University of California and California State University, according to reports on DavisEnterprise.com.
The study found that UC's president and other executives earn up to 73 percent more than their counterparts at CSU, while wage rates for UC custodians are an average of 14 to 26 percent less than those positions at CSU.
UC's president and other executives earn up to 94 percent more than top administrators at the community colleges, while wage rates for UC custodians are on average 23 to 25 percent less than for comparable workers at selected community colleges, the union reported.
Gail Price, secretary-treasurer of the union's executive board and UC employee says that UC should be as concerned about paying competitive wages for service workers as they are for executives. Below-market pay, she says, has resulted in high turnover for many jobs.
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