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Minimum wage going up for IU workers

Neither the federal government nor the state of Indiana might be anywhere close to raising the minimum wage, but the lowest-paid employees at Indiana University are in for a raise.

Effective July 1, IU will increase the minimum wage rate to $8.25 an hour. It currently is $7.25, the federal rate. The increase will affect about 8,750 IU employees statewide. About two-thirds are at the flagship campus in Bloomington.

“Indiana University depends on the hard work of many part-time and temporary employees on all our campuses, and this much-deserved pay increase is one way we can recognize their important contributions to the success of IU,” university President Michael A. McRobbie said in a news release. “Many of these employees also are students at IU, and increasing their pay is consistent with our commitment to student affordability and accessibility.”

The increase won’t benefit low-wage workers at IPFW, however. The Fort Wayne campus’ management agreement is with Purdue University.