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Friday, January 25, 2008

Living Wage for Charlottesville City Schools

The Virginia Organizing Project is working with other local groups to encourage the Charlottesville School Board to pay all employees a living wage. Let's take care of those who serve our children warm meals and who keep our schools clean and healthy every day.

The city of Charlottesville has already committed to paying all employees a living wage of $11.44 per hour. Call your school board representatives and ask them to follow the city's lead and raise all employees to a living wage of at least $11.44 per hour for all school employees! In this next budget cycle they need to raise all employees up to this level and help these valuable employees adequately support their families.

Please call your school board members or attend the next public comment at one of their meetings and let them know you support a living wage for all school employees.

Log on to http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/board_members.html for school board contact information.

Sarah Cooper

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