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Nancy Salgado has worked for McDonald's for eleven years tearfully shares the challenges of raising two kids on minimum wage.


Minimum rage: The fight for fairness rally for $15 per hour.

by Taryn Galbreath
Jan 30, 2014


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Nancy Salgado has been working for McDonald's for eleven years as she tries to raise her two kids. 

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Nancy Salgado has been working for McDonald's for eleven years as she tries to raise her two kids. 

Action Now hosts labor protest to increase minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 per hour say it's only fair compensation from the billions that they help shore up for companies.  Area workers, alderman and organizations rally against poverty and life impacts of low wage.  The press conference moved a monetary discussion to an emotional debate. 

Just a few days after President Obama's State of the Union speech and yesterday's State of the State from Governor Quinn, the Fight for 15 movement pushing for even higher compensation.  The national debate over minimum wage is alive and kicking in Chicago, and is about much more than dollars and cents.