What minimum wage means to me
Gina was once a successful school teacher, but now she struggles to make ends meet with a low-wage job.
I am 56 years old, and I make $8.75 per hour. That's an improvement on my previous job, where I made just $7.60, but it's still barely enough to survive. Once I was an elementary school teacher, living comfortably with benefits. Now I can barely afford to eat or pay my bills.