VOTE LOCAL for better jobs in Orange County
by Denise Diaz
Director of Central Florida Jobs With Justice
Orlando’s Shameka White is a single mother of three who has worked for the same company for four years. She still makes her original starting salary of $8.50-per-hour. Although her company provides health insurance coverage, she has never been able to afford it for her or her children. For Shameka, paying rent and keeping up with her bills on such low wages is a constant struggle. Shameka is among the many workers in Orange County who know what it feels like to struggle from paycheck to paycheck.