What a higher minimum wage would mean for me

Aisha Thurman
Detroit Free Press
May 01, 2014

I have worked as a tipped server for 15 years and, not counting tips, I still make only $2.65 an hour.

I’m a divorced mother with three kids. I need to put food on the table. I need to put clothes on their backs. I need to make sure they have what they need for school. I want to make sure they can have a successful future.

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