Wayne State University, Roll Back Parking Rate Increases for Graduate Employees
Since August 10th, 2012, Wayne State University Administration has increased parking rates ranging from 18% all the way up to 333%. These increases disproportionately impact graduate employees, who make on average $17,409 in 2012. For some graduate employees, the increase in parking will cost them over 6% of their salary. Compared to the percent of salary an Administrator pays to park, a graduate employee pays 871% more. We, the undersigned, ask Wayne State University to roll back these rate increases to their previous July, 2012 rate. We also ask that the Wayne State University Administration negotiate with the Graduate Employees' Organizing Committee over future parking rate increases.