5:19pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Living Wage: Workers weigh in

Income inequality has become a key political issue in the Bay Area, and across America. The federal minimum wage has stayed at $7.25 an hour since 2009.

In the Bay Area, lawmakers and organizers are working to change local minimum wage laws. Berkeley’s minimum wage will reach $10.75 by 2016. Richmond's will top $12 the following year. Oakland and San Francisco may put wage hike measures before voters in November. But are these increases enough to live on? Many people at a rally in Oakland said they’re not even close. Let’s hear what they had to say.

"I'm not a victim, and I'm not asking for a handout. I just want to provide for my daughter, I want to provide for my family."  -Ebony Young

Click on the audio player above to listen to the whole story.

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