An Ohio State University professor has donated $1,000 of his salary each of the past four years to protest other educators’ big paychecks.
This year, William Eldridge’s donation is going to Gene Goudy, a 61-year-old janitor who makes $14,000 a year.
“I’m redistributing it to a janitor to illustrate how difficult it is for these people to make a living,” said Eldridge, a sociology professor who earns $46,392 after his voluntary reduction.
Eldridge was angered this year by a 31 percent pay raise that OSU President Gordon Gee received from university trustees. Gee now makes $220,000.