Photo Gallery: Conversations With Workers in Phoenix About the Need to Raise the Minimum Wage
(February 28, 2014)
Wage and Hour Division employees in Phoenix meet with Principal Deputy Administrator Laura Fortman. Back row (left to right): Community Outreach Specialist Jesús Olivares, Assistant Judy Bauer, Investigator Charmaine Zahler, Investigator Kristina Espinoza, Investigator Jacob Goehl, Asst. District Director Sarah Martínez, Investigator Karen Sánchez, Asst. District Director Susan Nern, Investigator Nick Fiorello. Front row (left to right): Investigator Alice Whitfield, Assistant Mary Ward, Laura Fortman, Investigator Clara Ramos, Asst. District Director Terry Petrilli, District Director Eric Murray.
From left to right: Tomas E. Robles Jr., the interim director of Living United for Change in Arizona which hosted the conversation; Yolanda Medina, organizer, LUCHA; and Laura Fortman, principal deputy administrator, Wage and Hour Division.
Left to right: fast-food worker Kaitlyn Bryant, fast-food worker Alejandra Flores and Laura Fortman, principal deputy administrator, Wage and Hour Division.
Hector Florez, a retail store worker, tells a reporter about the tough choices he must make living on the income from his low-wage job.
Kaitlyn Bryant, a fast-food worker, speaks to a reporter about the need to raise the minimum wage.