Jesse Griggs, a fast food worker and leader with Working Washington, wrote an op-ed published 7/19/2015 in the Tacoma News-Tribune:
Last year, McDonald’s made more than $5 billion in profit. Me, I make about $,00 a month after taxes. My rent is $750. Everything else goes to bills. There’s not anything left for clothes. I can barely get food. And I definitely can’t go out. I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie.
Getting paid $15 might not sound like much, but it would mean I could eat. I’d actually be able to start saving. I could go to school. Maybe even get a car.