Louisiana state colleges debate the minimum wage

“More than 300 people in Louisiana will see an immediate bump in their wages because a Centenary College administrator says he was moved by President Barack Obama’s words earlier this week.

“Centenary President David Rowe said he reached a tipping point while watching the State of the Union address on Tuesday, particularly the part when Obama said Congress could do more to ensure the economic security of the middle class by raising the federal minimum wage.

“Rowe said he was able to convince two of Centenary’s biggest vendors to follow his lead. National Resource Management provides maintenance and custodial work at the school. Sodexo is Centenary’s food service provider.”

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Increase in Louisiana minimum wage?

“Louisiana is one of five states that has no minimum wage but generally follows the national law, which currently puts the wage at $7.25 per hour. A $9 minimum, instead of $10.10 being sought on the federal level, would be easier to pass in Louisiana” State Rep. Herbert B. Dixon explains. 

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