Published: June 20, 2019

$10 million for football coaches, cuts for low-wage workers

University of Oregon spends $10 million per year on its football coaching staff — the same amount of money they want to take out of the pockets of low-wage campus employees.

That’s right. The latest proposal from administrators of Oregon’s seven public universities would cut the compensation of their lowest paid employees to the tune of $10 million per year. Some workers will see their take home pay cut by as much as $250.77 per month.

When you make close to minimum wage, that’s a disaster. These cuts will put members of our community into fragile economic positions, some will be forced to go on Medicaid to keep their families healthy, and some will leave to find a higher paying job.

These cuts hurt everyone on campus — students, faculty, and classified staff. And they harm our entire community. Show your support for workers as they begin their campaign to bargain a fair contract with the University.


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