In a very interesting development, Harvard University, one of the wealthiest and most expensive ivy league colleges to attend has been devaluing its clerical and food service workers. Harvard’s employees are requesting a salary of $35,000 plus benefits, and Harvard has declined this very reasonable request. As a result, the disgruntled employees have gone on strike, and the students are joining the protest as well.
Needless to say, Harvard can afford to pay its employees a salary of $35,000. This ivy league college has recently received a $35 billion endowment, and its students are paying a pretty penny to attend one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. The tension on Harvard's campus may be another place where income inequality is being demonstrated in the nation. I’m interested in finding out what the college’s administration and professor’s salaries are. I do acknowledge that the positions of the administration and professor’s have a lot of responsibility, but I do not believe an outrageous wage gap should be apparent at a place like Harvard that can at least pay a living wage to its employees. I hope Harvard comes to its senses and agrees to pay this most agreeable wage increase.
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