Governor Doug Ducey and workers pushing to raise the minimum wage are at odds as they see the question from two very different perspectives. As the New York state wage board considers bumping up their minimum hourly wage to $15, workers gathered at a Phoenix McDonald’s to support that effort and to press for a similar raise here.
coalition of students, teachers and low-wage workers are rallying to increase
the minimum wage to $15 an hour. 17-year
old Oscar Gomez has been working at McDonald’s for three years and earns $8.80
an hour, which he says still falls short of what he needs to get by.
people are arrested and Congressman Raul Grijalva joins dozens of fast food
workers to demonstrate for a higher minimum wage. Grijalva says the key to continued economic
growth in America is making the minimum wage a livable wage.
A U.S. Labor Department official comes to Arizona Friday to actually see the faces linked to dismal statistics involving minimum wage workers. Laura
Fortman says she heard numerous horror
stories of employees earning an average $8.00/hr at a roundtable discussion at
the Phoenix LUCHA office. More