Written by John Vigeland
How East Fork Pottery Established a Living Wage and Pay Grade System
In late April, we realized a years-long dream of raising our company-wide minimum wage to $20 an hour.
We have been Living Wage Certified for several years now at a rate set by a crucial organization here in town called Just Economics, which just set the Buncombe County Living Wage at $17.30/hr or $15.80/hr with employer-provided health insurance. But even though we had been exceeding Just Economics’ living wage, we continued to see our entry-level employees struggling to secure housing close to work and cover fundamental expenses.
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