SAMI: No Time to Rest After Surgery
Monday, November 7, 2016He decided to ignore the doctor’s orders and went right back to work.
ADELINA: Caring for a Family of Five on the Minimum Wage
Sunday, November 6, 2016“It was always either paying bills, rent, or buying food.”
MICHELLE: Tough Times Supporting Herself through College on the Minimum Wage
Thursday, November 3, 2016“I was stressed throughout my entire college experience, and at times worried more about paying my bills than my grades.”
PEDRO: Difficult Choices at Food Preparation Job
Tuesday, October 25, 2016“If you call in sick, you don’t have enough money for rent”
ARMIDA: Getting by as a Single Mother on $8.25 an Hour
Wednesday, October 12, 2016"You’re always tired, always stressed, thinking, 'if I don’t work, what will I do?'"
LAURA: An Injury That Won't Heal Because She Could Not Take Leave for Medical Treatment
Tuesday, October 4, 2016Her employer repeatedly said, with regard to the injury, “This is your problem; this is not my problem. I pay you to work.”
MARIA & ARLETTE: Struggling Through Long Days Cleaning Houses with No Time for Diabetes Care
Monday, October 3, 2016The day after Maria was released from the hospital, she worked an 11-hour day. She had a fever later that night.