From California to New York, a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour is becoming more of a reality. Durham workers rallied Thursday in support.
Most of the people rallying outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Downtown Durham were longtime home care and child care workers, like Tolanda Barnette. Barnette says after more than a decade of working in child care in North Carolina, she still only makes $10 an hour.
“We do the hardest and the most work in the child care center and we are the least and most underpaid," said Barnette.