The wage gap that has been swept under the rug since America’s climb out of the recent recession has come back into focus as demands are heard for a more realistic minimum wage. The term “living wage” is being defended as the future’s defining standard for the labor force.
This is the reality that so many American workers like Perez face. The mainstream media coverage of the protests, marches, and assemblies has been all but nonexistent as attention remains focused on the political response. The news is spreading more effectively through social media, like this popular and informative twitter page: https://twitter.com/FastFoodForward
The workers continue on and strive to be recognized as more than a number on a spread sheet. Economical or not, the discussion of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a conversation that begs for some constructive recognition rather than quiet deflection. More stories like Evelisse Perez’s will help us get there.