W&M Should pay all of its workers their due salary for time during the Florence Evacuation

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Jack Almeter
Jack Almeter signed this petition

At WM we consider ourselves a family. This includes the students, faculty, and administrators. While many of WM’s workers did recieve their salary for the days that they couldn’t come to work because of hurricane Florence, those that are paid by the hour (dining hall workers, cleaners, groundskeepers) were not paid. Many of these workers live paycheck to paycheck and rely on this income to feed their families. These workers already had to fear for loss of electricity and property damage because of the hurricane. They should not also have to deal with even more financial hardships because the school refuses to pay their salaries because they couldn’t come to work due to life-threatening storms. Student’s tuition money is not being refunded because of the hurricane so why are workers not being paid as they normally would have? If we truly consider ourselves as a family we should take care of our own and ensure that our workers are still being taken care of in the event of natural disasters.