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Good Jobs Nation - Jerome Hardy

“Nine Dollars an Hour” Filmmakers: Lauren Kendrick, Jacquelyn Dolezal, Lexie Vaughn 5 minutes

Working for years as a short-order cook at a Pentagon fast food outlet, and barely getting a raise, Jerome Hardy joined his union’s letter-writing campaign to President Obama, to raise the minimum wage for workers like himself, working in federal buildings. Never did he expect to be invited to the White House to watch his president sign an executive order raising the minimum wage.