Booker: It's un-American for full-time workers to live in poverty

NEWARK — Flanked by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and leading state Democrats, airport workers on Friday continued their fight for higher pay demanding the right to a living wage. 

“I can’t survive on poverty wages,” said Daquan Allen, a cabin cleaner at Newark International Airport, who makes $10.20 an hour. 

“It’s difficult to afford the basics, like food, rent,” added Zakiyy Medina, a security guard at the airport. 

Booker (D-N.J.) said it was an injustice that full-time workers could not afford to live in New Jersey and promised to work at the federal level to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Source: Essex

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