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UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan

The “UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan” was established by then University of California President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The program guaranteed that by October 2017, UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week would be paid at least $15 per hour.

The plan also required that contractors doing business with UC guarantee a $15 minimum hourly wage for their workers, ensuring that any workers being paid through a UC contract are paid fairly. The plan includes several measures to ensure contractors comply with the new minimum wage, as well as all federal, state, and UC workplace law and policies, including a telephone hotline for contract workers to report issues, and annual and periodic audits.

With this plan, UC was the first public university in the United States to voluntarily establish a $15/hour minimum wage.

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Contractor hotline: (855) WAGES-UC

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