BY Diana Denza
on Jul 06, 2012
The summer after I graduated from college, I worked 40 hours per week at minimum wage. Even with the buffer of being on my parents’ healthcare plan and living with relatives, it was difficult to get by. After shelling out cash for loans, food, transportation, and clothing, I had little to show in my bank account afterward.
I couldn’t imagine paying rent, much less raising a family on minimum wage. Nevertheless, millions of Americans–4.4 million ... Read More