As a Burger King worker making $8 an hour, I don't have the luxury of sitting down to read about the presidential candidates every morning. Every spare moment I have is spent worrying about how I'm going to survive the month. Have I saved enough pay checks in a row to pay for rent? How are my three grandchildren going to eat? Do I need to turn to food stamps?
But this year, that's changing. Just hours before the GOP presidential candidates take the stage in Houston for tonight's debate, I'm going to be walking off the job to demand $15/hour and union rights. And I'll be joining 1,000 other underpaid workers outside the debate to stress to the candidates that the 64 million workers across the country who are paid less than $15/hour cannot be ignored.