Tag Archive: pay rate

Jan 28 2014

Teacher salaries recovering

   More than 90 percent of Texas teachers received a base salary increase for  2013-14, according to the Salaries and Wages in Texas Public Schools Report recently released by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).    In districts that gave raises (including step increases), the average pay …

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Apr 05 2013

A plateful of justice: The people who wash your dishes and the folks who cook and serve your food deserve better.

When my father immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the mid-1980s, his first job was washing dishes at a Furr’s Fresh Buffet restaurant in New Mexico. It paid the state mandated minimum wage of $2.90 per hour. My father sent a portion of his scant earnings back to his parents and younger siblings …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/a-plateful-of-justice-the-people-who-wash-your-dishes-and-the-folks-who-cook-and-serve-your-food-deserve-better/