Worker’s Story
West Virginia

Rosalea Phillips, 42, Thornton

$8.75 per hour for home care provider

I barely make enough at minimum wage to pay my bills and I work overtime to try to stay afloat. I get SNAP food stamps to help with food. I usually have to write a check for gas just before my next paycheck. If the minimum wage were raised, I could afford to keep up with my bills and buy food without assistance. We need help. Living with minimal amounts of income and working ourselves to death is not the way.