Where $15 An Hour Is Sometimes Only $12

Local costs of living complicate the conversation around a huge increase to the federal minimum wage.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Low wage workers, many in the fast-food industry, join with supporters to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour on April 15, 2015 in New York City. In what organizers are calling the biggest ever mobilization of workers in the U.S., thousands of people took to the streets across the country to stage protests in front of businesses that are paying some of their workers the minimum wage.
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