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Fight for $15 activists storm Pinellas Legislative Delegation meeting

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A dozen community activists and low wage workers saturated the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation meeting Tuesday at USF St. Pete with pleas to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour. The speakers represented more than a third of those scheduled to address the delegation. Mimi Hopkins was first to speak. She’s 28 years old and has never taken a vacation. Instead, she uses what ever paid time off she gets from her minimum wage job to work overtime…

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Janelle Irwin’s Fight for $15 Challenge: Day 4

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My Fight for $15 challenge is almost done. Day 4 of the challenge is winding down and my day-to-day spending has been at or below by $17 a day budget. That of course is not counting the unexpected flat tire that required a $30 fix, extra gas from having to drive to and from Tampa to rescue my stranded beloved and a $100 expense for a medical appointment not covered by insurance. To keep within budget tonight, my family will…

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