CBC Forum Discusses Economic Equality for Blacks

Dawn Oneal makes less than $10 an hour as an early child care worker in DeKalb County, Georgia. Her husband, however, remains unemployed, occasionally finding construction jobs. “I am paid $8.50 an hour for taking care of America’s greatest asset,” said Oneal, 48, a member with the Service Employees International Union leading the “Fight for $15” campaign. “Life in DeKalb County is hard. The Fight for 15 and Black Lives Matter go hand-in-hand. It was time to take a stand.”
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