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The Fight for $15 Is Moving Beyond the Minimum Wage With a Bold New Idea

3 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

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El Salvador, Ingrid Vilorio was a beautician with her own studio. But when her autistic son turned five, she and her husband chose to give up the autonomy of owning a business for a life in the United States. Not knowing how to drive and equipped with only a few words of English, she applied for a job at the first place she saw that was hiring-a McDonald's down the street from her new home in suburban Alameda County, California. It was surprisingly brutal work. Ingrid's shift started around midnight and went until six in the morning. There were never enough people working alongside her...
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