14. Adriana Alvarez
Adriana Alvarez is one of the many brave women who are fighting for decent minimum wages. Alvarez is a McDonald’s worker and a single mother from Chicago. She became famous when she wrote a heartfelt article titled “What It’s Really Like To Support Yourself On McDonald’s Pay”. She explains how hard it is for her to make the ends meet. And whenever she thinks about taking her son somewhere, she has to abandon the idea most of the times, due to shortage of money.
She is one of the leaders of the Fight for 15 (@fightfor15) movement. Their aim is to raise more awareness about the hardships of a minimum waged worker. They are fighting to get minimum wages to get to $15. The movement has gathered support of some prominent Chicago politicians.
— Adriana Alvarez (@Adriana_4812) November 10, 2015