CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- One of the biggest complaints in the country right now: you can work full time and still be considered poor, if you only make minimum wage. President Obama says that's why he wants to raise the minimum employers can pay workers from $7.25 to $9.
Charlotte resident Taheerah Harris says, "for us, if we see like a minimum wage at seven dollars, and they move that to nine dollars, we're like…well, the government cares about us."
Taheerah was one of a handful of Charlotte residents invited to take part in a round table today with Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris (no relation) at First Baptist Church. Obama is sending him to cities all over the country to garner support for the pay increase proposal. Taheerah is certainly in favor.