Following Obama's lead, school increases minimum wage

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  • Centenary College raised wages the day after Obama's State of the Union address.
  • Full-time and part-time employees will make $10.10 hourly.
  • Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
  • Centenary College has raised the minimum wage for both its full-time and part-time staff to $10.10 following President Obama’s State of the Union address.

    The college’s president, David Rowe, made the announcement Wednesday according to the Associated Press. He also asked Sodexo and National Resource Management, the school’s two major vendors, to do the same; both have agreed.

    "Centenary College has raised the minimum wage for both its full-time and part-time staff to $10.10 following President Obama’s State of the Union address."   

    Centenary is a private arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The Shreveport, Louisiana school’s enrollment was 661 students in the 2013-2014 academic year according to its official website.

    President Obama said Tuesday that he would raise the minimum wage for workers covered by new federal contracts from $7.25 to $10.10 via executive order. The minimum wage in Louisiana remains at $7.25 per hour.

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    Sterling Beard is Campus Reform's News Editor. Previously, he worked as an Editorial Associate at National Review Online and a Staff Writer at The Hill.

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