We do this in recognition of the dignity and honor of work and the important role every employee plays in our organization
Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2015
Loma Linda University Health has instituted a minimum “living wage” of $13 per hour for all regular, benefited employees who work at least 20 hours per week. Looking forward, the intent is to continue to increase that minimum over the next few years to at least $15 per hour.
Effective Nov. 1, the living wage has been provided to all employees who met the criteria under the umbrella organization of Loma Linda University Health, including all seven hospitals and the university. With this wage adjustment, more than 800 employees have been lifted to $13 per hour.
“We are committed to providing a living wage that is higher than both the federal and California minimum wage,” said Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, president, Loma Linda University Health. “We do this in recognition of the dignity and honor of work and the important role every employee plays in our organization, its educational goals, and our mission in the community and the world around us.”
In a society that promotes the value of work and responsibility and as one of the largest private employers in the region, Loma Linda University Health is committed to this policy as the right thing for its employees and the organization.
“We must match our commitment to mission and community with pay that provides employees earnings adequate to support themselves and their family,” Hart added. “Loma Linda University Health attracts many employees committed to our mission as a teaching and healing ministry and to working in an environment that is truly special. We are grateful for these dedicated employees who work in service to others.”