UA lobbyists hoping original plan will still stay intact
UA President Peter Likins said the revised pay raise package for state employees approved by the Senate last week would make it harder to retain faculty.
The Arizona Senate approved the plan Thursday. The new version gives a 5 percent raise to workers who make up to $55,000 a year and a 3.5 percent raise to those who make $55,000 to $82,000 a year. Those making more than $82,000 would receive nothing.
Originally, all employees were to receive 5 percent increases.
Likins said his main concern is to increase wages for workers at the lower end of the pay scale, but denying workers at the higher end would complicate problems administrators are already having retaining faculty.