Community College Asks Lawmakers To Raise Employee Salaries

The board of trustees at a local community college is calling on state legislators to raise pay across North Carolina.

The Carteret Community College Board of Trustees has asked for at least a 2% raise for all community college employees in our state. The board adopted a resolution requesting a raise that is equal to other state employees.

Board Chairman Mitch Mangum says salaries for local staff and faculty are 31% below the national average. Mangum says employees have not seen a raise in 7 years.

"No matter how much you love your job, you're still looking for a way to support your family," says Mangum. "We all understand we are going through a tough time, but these are the people laying the foundation for our students, for our community and throughout the state."

The Board of Trustees says Governor Pat McCrory already requested a 1% raise, but that they'd like to see at least 2%.

Carteret Community College is hoping other community colleges across North Carolina will adopt similar resolutions.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 255254331 - witn.com/a?a=255254331