Why we fight for $15 an hour: Today's low-wage worker move is about fixing an economy that's fundamentally broken for most workers

April 15, 2015 9:03 AM

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Why we fight for $15 an hour: Today's low-wage worker move is about fixing an economy that's fundamentally broken for most workers

As a home-care worker, Rosemarie Rumbley is on the front lines of the fight to provide quality health care to those who need help taking care of themselves — mostly people with disabilities and elderly men and women, like our parents or grandparents.

Because Rosemarie, 57, is a union member, she has health benefits and is paid more than many home-care workers. But she is still paid poverty-level wages — around $10 an hour despite 30 years of service — and sometimes has to juggle caring for two or three clients in a desperate attempt to make ends...

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