Twenty years ago, Avonne Hargrove left her job as a cashier at Wendy’s to care for an elderly woman, helping her with her day-to-day needs. Today, this 55-year-old home care worker, mother of four, and grandmother of 19 living in Philadelphia will go out to the street and join other protestors to ask for 15 dolar minimum wage.
“I love my job, but it can be extremely challenging. I am paid just $13.45 an hour and limited to 30 hours a week of work by my agency. Even though I've worked in the home care profession for two decades, my agency has told me that I've reached the maximum hourly wage--and there's no room for growth", she said to explain wy she is joining the current protests to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage.
"As the cost of living in Philadelphia keeps going up, I'm supporting my growing family on around $400 a week”, she added.