Shreveport's Centenary buys into Obama's minimum wage
SHREVEPORT- A private college in north Louisiana is taking the president's State of the Union address seriously and raising what the school considers minimum wage for its employees.
The president of Centenary College, David Rowe, said that the wage scale is increasing for its regular, full-time and part-time staff members effective immediately.
There, the new minimum wage will be $10.10, which is what the president suggested.
During his presentation to the nation and members of Congress on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said he will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers covered by new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour. The current federal minimum is $7.25.
Rowe also asked Centenary's two major vendors, National Resource Management and Sodexo, to do likewise for their campus employees, and each agreed.
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