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The Impact of a Living Wage: A Personal Perspective
How the $15 minimum wage will impact lives
In https://tinyurl.com/MacDoMinimum Eleni Schirmer of The New Yorker profiled Cristian Cordona, a first-generation immigrant from Columbia who currently makes $11.30/hour at a McDonald’s in Orlando (after being promoted to a low-level manager.) He lives with parents who each make less than $12/hour. He wanted to attend college, but his family’s income made that an impossibility, so he went to work after graduation. Though Florida passed a $15 minimum wage in November which won’t go into effect for five years. Cordona believes workers should have the raise now; in five years, he believes it will be… More

The Fight for Fifteen at an Orlando McDonald’s

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