When $7.25 an Hour Won’t Cut It: A War Veteran Shares His Story

He fought in Iraq, but back home, he's struggling to get by. Fight for $15 advocates that everyone be paid a decent wage.

Posted by Upworthy on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

At a wage board meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, an Iraq war veteran and KFC employee explains how though he takes great pride in his work, he can’t make enough money to take care of his family at his current hourly wage. “We want $15 [an hour], we need $15, we deserve $15,” Derrell Odom says.