SAN ANTONIO, Texas — President Barack Obama is pushing for an increase to the national minimum wage. If passed by Congress, the pay rate would jump from $7.25 per hour to $9.00. That jump would directly impact many in the Latino community.
Irasema Cavazos is a San Antonio home health care worker who makes more than the national minimum wage.
“It started at $8 an hour and after three years I got a raise to $8.50 an hour," Cavazos said.
And still she says paying her bills is a struggle.