(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana University will increase the minimum wage paid to university employees to $8.25 an hour effective with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.
Currently, the university's minimum wage is $7.25, in line with the federal minimum wage rate. The minimum wage at IU was last increased in July 2009 at the same time the federal minimum wage rate was last raised.
The increase will result in pay raises for approximately 8,750 IU employees across the state. More than two-thirds of those affected work on the IU Bloomington campus due to extensive housing and dining operations that employ many part-time and seasonal workers -- including a large number of students.
"Indiana University depends on the hard work of many part-time and temporary employees on all our campuses, and this much-deserved pay increase is one way we can recognize their important contributions to the success of IU," said IU President Michael A. McRobbie. "Many of these employees also are students at IU, and increasing their pay is consistent with our commitment to student affordability and accessibility."
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