Op-ed: “Our Wages in Miami Are Too Small To Survive On”

By | July 24th, 2012 | 4 Comments

On Tuesday in Bayfront Park activists will protest for an increase in the federal minimum wage. — photo via onemiaminow.org

On Tuesday, the community-activist group 1Miami is rallying at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami to call on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour ($7.67/hour in Florida) to an even $10/hour. The following is a joint op-ed by Wynwood resident Juana Reyes and Overtown resident Karla Silva, who work as janitors downtown and will be participating in the rally.

In the news, we see many stories about the big companies whose offices we clean in the Southeast Financial Center in downtown Miami.

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