I worked at McDonald’s for four years and work at Chipotle now. I’m a member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15. I joined the movement shortly after I began working for McDonald’s.
I never thought that I would be out in the streets protesting, especially working for the second largest employer in the world. But I’ve come to realize poverty wages is not just fast-food. The McDonald’s economics of making record profits and paying low wages are found at our airports, in health care, and in our schools.
Raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would help me to finally rent a place my family can call home instead of living with my in-laws. The hardest part of going to work each week is knowing no matter how many hours I can pick up it still will never be enough to provide for my family with my current earning. I’ve been traveling the world, fighting for a $15 minimum wage for four years. Now is the time for Massachusetts to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and we’re ready to win it!