DENVER – University of Colorado service and student workers rallied at the Tivoli Center on the Auraria Campus Tuesday, asking the school to raise base pay to $15 per hour.
The rally took place during a CU Board of Regents meeting. Protesters delivered a petition with hundreds of signatures to the regents asking for a living wage of $15 dollars per hour for all all workers on all four CU campuses. CU Boulder raised wages earlier this year for some employees.
“It is time for us to lead the way in a $15 wage. The fact is we need to be that moral example. Because if you work in Denver, you should be able to afford to live in Denver. Same for Boulder, same for Aurora, same for Colorado Springs,” CU Board of Regents member Michael Carrigan said.
CU student workers and service workers say they hope the CU Regents will take tangible steps to address the pay of all campus workers.