According to a recent report, the University of California has failed to enforce a minimum wage policy that garnered much praise a few years ago.
The San Jose Mercury News reported last week, based on a review of several internal audits related to vendor compliance University’s Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, that UC is not properly monitoring compliance with the edict.
“With each new scandal, UC administrators appear to have embraced the distorted priorities that are eroding trust in our public institutions, and the persistent income inequality that plagues our country,” said AFSCME Local 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger in a statement.
UC President Janet Napolitano announced the UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan in 2015. The program guaranteed that by October 2017 all UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours weekly would be paid at least $15 per hour. The FW/FWP also requires contractors that do business with the university to guarantee a $15 per hour salary for their workers and includes measures to ensure contractors meet UC, state and federal law and policies...