Carolyn Walker said she has been cleaning the convention center for 13 years. She had been making $8 per hour until a few years ago, when the cleaning contract went to another company, Cleanevent USA. The new company meant a new, downsized paycheck. She’s now making minimum wage — $7.67 per hour. But that wasn’t the only hit to her wallet.
Walker said the company charges her $6 per week for uniforms. “It stinks to tell you the truth,” she said. “We work very hard.” It effectively means she’s making less than Florida’s minimum wage.
Less than minimum wage. It takes an hour of Carolyn’s working to pay for the uniform she has to wear in order to keep working.
Asked about the details of his paycheck, one worker, who refused to give a name, replied “So much money for the haves and so little money for the have-nots. I want you to note that distinction.”
In 6 years of running for president what has Mitt Romney promised to do to help these people? Absolutely nothing. Not a single thing. Sure you can remind him of their existence and he’ll praise them to high heaven but nunca thanks. He wouldn’t dare.