UNC Health Care to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

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UNC Health Care will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour, according to our newsgathering partners at the News & Observer.

The hospital group said everyone it employs will be making at least $15 an hour by July 2019.

The pay raise will boost approximately 3,750 employees above $15 an hour. According to the News & Observer, none of those employees were making less than $12 an hour. Approximately 5,250 other employees (who were previously making more than $15 an hour) will receive a pay raise during the minimum wage hike as they're pushed up the organization's pay scale.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. For the past several years, activists across the country have pushed for a federal minimum wage increase to $15 an hour.
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