University of Memphis increasing minimum wage

WATCH: University of Memphis increasing minimum wage

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Memphis is increasing the minimum wage for its lowest-paid employees.

According to President David Rudd, the UofM is increasing the minimum wage to $13 an hour, up from $11.11 previously.

The pay increase will happen in two installments. The first one will occur on April 1 to $12 an hour. The final increase will happen by July 1.

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FOX13 previously interviewed at custodian at the University of Memphis who has worked there for 19 years.

In a statement Monday, she said, ""You have people who have been here for over a decade or more. This means people coming in the door would make what we make after 20 years of working. $15 per hour would have helped a lot more people. Meanwhile you have top administrators enjoying $15,000 to $25,000 raises per person. Why can’t we have what we need?"

FOX13 is still working to find out how this increase may impact employees who may get merit-based or cost of living raises this year.