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Minimum Wage Roundtable Discussions With acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris in Milwaukee and acting Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division Mary Beth Maxwell in Minneapolis
(March 25 and 28, 2013)

Images include:

  • Gary Zajc, associate director at Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee, Wis., introduces Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris to a group of low-wage Milwaukee workers.
  • Jameeca Cohee, far right, works for $8.50 an hour as a home health care aide. She told Acting Secretary of Labor Harris that a raise in the minimum wage might allow her to move her three children out of the violent neighborhood they live in and possibly start a savings plan for their college education.
  • Cheryl Fuentes tells acting Secretary of Labor Harris that she works three part-time jobs, two of which are for minimum wage and is struggling to make ends meet. Her son returned from a tour of duty in the military two months ago and Fuentes has not been able to afford the gas to make a two hour trip to see him.
  • Jackie Ivy works as a cashier for $7.65 an hour. Jackie is struggling to make ends meets and told Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris that a raise in the minimum wage would allow her the basic necessities of food, shelter and clothing.
  • Acting Secretary of Labor Harris greets Patty Owens, one of the many low-wage Milwaukee workers he met with March 27 to discuss the impact raising the minimum wage would have on them and their families.
  • Acting Secretary of Labor Harris discusses the impact that raising the minimum wage would have with a group of low-wage Milwaukee workers and their families at the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee, March 27.
  • Acting Wage and Hour Division deputy administrator Mary Beth Maxwell (back far right) speaks at minimum wage discussion on March 25 in Minneapolis.
  • Worker Jose Fernandez speaks at minimum wage discussion on March 25 in Minneapolis.
  • (L-R) Worker Yolanda Rodriguez, Wage and Hour Division acting deputy administrator Mary Beth Maxwell, worker Blanca Jimenez, and Rep. Keith Ellison at minimum wage discussion on March 25 in Minneapolis.

Images include:

  • Gary Zajc, associate director at Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee, Wis., introduces Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris to a group of low-wage Milwaukee workers.
  • Jameeca Cohee, far right, works for $8.50 an hour as a home health care aide. She told Acting Secretary of Labor Harris that a raise in the minimum wage might allow her to move her three children out of the violent neighborhood they live in and possibly start a savings plan for their college education.
  • Cheryl Fuentes tells acting Secretary of Labor Harris that she works three part-time jobs, two of which are for minimum wage and is struggling to make ends meet. Her son returned from a tour of duty in the military two months ago and Fuentes has not been able to afford the gas to make a two hour trip to see him.
  • Jackie Ivy works as a cashier for $7.65 an hour. Jackie is struggling to make ends meets and told Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris that a raise in the minimum wage would allow her the basic necessities of food, shelter and clothing.
  • Acting Secretary of Labor Harris greets Patty Owens, one of the many low-wage Milwaukee workers he met with March 27 to discuss the impact raising the minimum wage would have on them and their families.
  • Acting Secretary of Labor Harris discusses the impact that raising the minimum wage would have with a group of low-wage Milwaukee workers and their families at the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee, March 27.
  • Acting Wage and Hour Division deputy administrator Mary Beth Maxwell (back far right) speaks at minimum wage discussion on March 25 in Minneapolis.
  • Worker Jose Fernandez speaks at minimum wage discussion on March 25 in Minneapolis.
  • (L-R) Worker Yolanda Rodriguez, Wage and Hour Division acting deputy administrator Mary Beth Maxwell, worker Blanca Jimenez, and Rep. Keith Ellison at minimum wage discussion on March 25 in Minneapolis.