NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has announced that it will raise the minimum wage for student workers to $11 an hour next year, but some protesters say the pay boost isn’t enough.
President Robert Barchi said in a letter to students Monday that the 30 percent increase from the current $8.44 will begin Jan. 1.
The raise affects more than 13,000 students who work in dining halls, libraries, offices and other facilities on the New Brunswick-Piscataway, Newark and Camden campuses and federal work study program students will also see an increase.
The raise follows months of protests by some students calling for a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour.
Dozens of chanting students interrupted the school’s Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday afternoon in New Brunswick calling for an increase to that level.
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