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Livingwage

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Livingwage

  1. 1. Working Single- Mother Families and a Living Wage Beth Bragg & Natalie Varner
  2. 2. Single Working Mothers Data
  3. 4. 2007 HHS Poverty Guidelines
  4. 5. A Living Wage <ul><li>The pay needed to cover an actual weeks worth </li></ul><ul><li>Of living. </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of a living wage has been around for </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Several city’s in recent years like San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>Have passed living wage laws. </li></ul>
  5. 6. PBS NOW: With David Brancaccio <ul><li>A living wage aired on PBS stations nation wide </li></ul><ul><li>On March 30, 2007 in this episode you learned </li></ul><ul><li>About the Living Wage fight on the campus of </li></ul><ul><li>Vanderbilt University. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Location Nashville, Tennessee. </li></ul><ul><li>Chancellor earns 1.2 Million a year </li></ul><ul><li>Endowment 3 billion </li></ul><ul><li>The lowest paid campus workers earn $8.00 hour. </li></ul>
  7. 8. A living wage at Vanderbilt <ul><li>Dwayne Arbogast </li></ul><ul><li>Vanderbilt employee for </li></ul><ul><li>14 years. </li></ul><ul><li>He earns $8.45 an hour </li></ul><ul><li>for a take home pay of </li></ul><ul><li>less than $300.00 dollars a </li></ul><ul><li>Week. </li></ul><ul><li>In 14 years he has gotten </li></ul><ul><li>$3.00 pay raise. </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Vanderbilt employee for 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Years. </li></ul><ul><li>She earns $8.42 and hour. </li></ul><ul><li>She has taken on a second </li></ul><ul><li>Job as a daycare worker, </li></ul><ul><li>Works 14 hour days 5 days </li></ul><ul><li>A week for $480 a week. </li></ul>
  8. 9. PBS Now: A Living Wage <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/313 </li></ul>
  9. 10. WVU Staff Financial Losses <ul><li>Classified have taken the brunt of losses incurred </li></ul><ul><li>3050 employees within WVU Family has lost over $77 million (actual w/o market or COLA inc) </li></ul><ul><li>$4200 per ee/per year of gross income lost </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement losses on state matching and Social Security loss as well </li></ul><ul><li>Loss hits the wallet as well as long term damage when most can least afford the loss </li></ul><ul><li>WVU practice must be changed to avoid continued loss & WV Legislative help needed </li></ul>
  10. 13. Links and Information <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/313/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cbpp.org/8-16-01wel-per.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.epinet.org/content.cfm/webfeatures_snapshots_20060890 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.beverlylahayeinstitute.org </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Martinelli WVU classified staff rep., BOG and ACCE </li></ul>

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