Economy

These 4 People Shatter The Lies About Raising the Minimum Wage

To better understand the plight of low-wage workers, ATTN: spent time with four people who participated in the Fight for 15's rally to raise the minimum wage.

We talked to Bartolomé Perez, a 20-year McDonald's veteran who has only seen his pay increase by $6.50 an hour over more than two decades.

I've worked at McDonald's for 22 years. Here is my story.

 

Bart has worked at McDonald's for 22 years. They have only increased his wage 29 cents per year. Learn about his #FightFor15.

Posted by ATTN: on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

Here's Albina Ardon, who is trying to raise a family on less than $10 an hour.

I am a young mom who works at McDonald's. Here's My Life.

"No one is going to fight for my kids. I'm doing this because of you guys." #FightFor15

Posted by ATTN: on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

We also met Samuel Homer-Williams, a college student trying to work his way through school on extremely low wages.

Why Working At Burger King Is Still Not Enough to Afford College

Meet Homer. He works at Burger King. He wants to #FightFor15 so he can afford community college, which his currently salary does not allow.

Posted by ATTN: on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

Finally, we spoke with Mary Kay Henry of SEIU, who read and answered comments on the ATTN: Facebook page that were critical of the Fight For 15's actions against McDonald's.

Why the Fight for 15 Dollars an Hour Affects All of Us

The President of the one of the biggest labor unions in the country responds to our Facebook comments about the Fight for 15.(With Mary Kay Henry of the SEIU)

Posted by ATTN: on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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