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Some NAU Workers Get Raise, But Stay Below Arizona Minimum Wage

Student workers and temporary employees at Northern Arizona University will soon be getting a raise. But they’ll still be making $2 below Flagstaff’s minimum wage.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported that the pay for these workers will be increased by the end of October.

NAU President Rita Cheng said in a statement that the lowest wages for these workers will be raised to $8.50 an hour, up from $8.05. Cheng said about a quarter of student workers will see a pay bump.

In Flagstaff, the minimum wage is $10.50 and hour, and Arizona’s is $10. But state and federal workers are exempt local wage laws.

The Associated Press Contributed to this report.

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Stina Sieg was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2013 to 2018.