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ND should push living wage

Louis C. Myers | Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I do hope the ND students will continue their mission to get the University to pay the employees at least a living wage, which would be about $12/hour now.

I know some people that are employed think it is adequate now, but they are not raising a family on one income. Also for a Catholic organization advocating multi-children families, I hear from some employees that the department heads are not very tolerant when their workers need time off for emergency family problems.

Just as your former classmates were able to stop ND merchandise from being made by near slave labor and their former classmates were able to pursuade their leaders to divest the University of its African gold during the apartheid era, I know that this generation of students will be able to get the University leaders to also do the right thing.

Louis C. Myers

South Bend resident

Jan. 11