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University President Takes $90,000 Pay Cut To Give Raise To Minimum Wage Workers

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Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the bad news, but if you look hard enough you can find some amazing people doing amazing things. Like the president of Kentucky State University…

Raymond Burse brings home about $350,000 a year as the president of the university, but he will be giving up $90,000 of his salary so he can give some lower wage campus workers a much deserved raise.

Most of the workers are custodians, grounds keepers and clerical workers who earn the minimum wage in Kentucky, which is $7.25 an hour. Burse will deliver the raise to 24 employees, bringing them up to $10.25 an hour.

“I did it to bring the lowest wage employees up to a level where I think they should be,” Burse said to CNN. “These are the people who work hard and make the place look good.”

Such a great story and a perfect example of a GOOD HUMAN. The entire story of Burse’s background is pretty interesting. You can read that here.

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