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Photo Gallery: Secretary Perez and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Speak on Raising the Minimum Wage
(January 15, 2014)
Secretary Perez speaks on the importance of increasing the minimum wage at a Capitol Hill event organized by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls for increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour while Secretary Perez looks on.
Secretary Perez calls for increasing the minimum wage. Behind the secretary are Rep. Dan Kildee (left), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. George Miller and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Secretary Perez says that "addressing persistent income inequality is some of America's most urgent unfinished business."
Semethia Butler, a fast-food worker in Washington, D.C., says she has to hold back tears when telling her children why she can't buy them what they want.
Anna Hovland, a waitress in Washington, D.C., says she has to work two jobs just to make ends meet.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (left), Semethia Butler, Anna Hovland and Secretary Perez.
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