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Low Wages, Insurance Changes Cause Concern Among Employees

By Phoebe Doscher February 29, 2020 Forty-five percent of Gettysburg College support staff earn less than $15 an hour, a 2017 survey found. That same year, an analysis by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers found that the living wage for a family of four with two wage earners and two children in Adams County was $15.53 per hour. Employees have long viewed the College’s benefits package, which includes tuition benefits for dependents, as at least providing a reasonable trade-off, if not outweighting low wages entirely. But, with those benefits now under the microscope as the college looks to contain costs, concern about ...

BERNIE SANDERS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE

Bernie Sanders is at the forefront of the fight to make the minimum wage a living wage. Over the past 40 years, the cost of living has increased significantly while workers’ wages have stayed relatively flat, despite increased productivity. Meanwhile, the pay of CEOs is up nearly 1000 percent since 1978 — a figure that is double the stock market growth over the same period. In other words, almost all of the new wealth created in the last 25 years or so has gone straight to the top one percent, leaving most workers behind. Current State of the Minimum Wage: People who work at least 40 hours a week working at the federal minimum wage should not ...