Your Turn: Manhattan Kids Talk About Minimum Wage

Many workers say that the current minimum wage of $7.25 is not enough and they are protesting to raise the wage to $15 an hour. IndyKids asked kids from PS 128 in Washington Heights in Manhattan, “Do you think that the minimum wage should be increased?” PHOTO: Claudia...

The Wage War

By ISABEL MODELL-KOWALSKI, age 12 Youth on strike to raise the minimum wage in Milwaukee, WI. PHOTO: Light Brigading Today, many people find that making a living has become a struggle. Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25, which is barely enough to survive. The...

“We Can’t Survive on $7.25”

By JULIANA BERROA, age 11 Fast food workers strike in New York City. PHOTO: mtume_soul In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize. The current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour cannot support a...

Fast Food Workers Walk Out

By ZOLA ROSS-GRAY, age 10 A worker at Burger King taking part in the November 29, 2012 fast food workers strike in New York City. Photo: COURTESY OF FAST FOOD FORWARD What is the minimum income you could live on? Workers at fast food chains have to think about this...

Child Labor Makes A Comeback

By PEDRO LAHOZ WOLFE PHOTO: Flickr.com/TRIVER In Augusta, Maine, Republicans in both the state Senate and state House of Representatives are trying to pass several laws regarding child labor. The new laws would allow children in high school to work 24 hours a week,...