Donald Moore has worked as a custodian at the University of Kentucky for nearly two decades. He likes the job and his coworkers.
“I love being there, servicing students,” he said. “Being of service to somebody else is the main focus of being there.”
But after 19 years, Moore still makes less than $15 an hour. He is 57.
More than 400 miles away, in Columbia, Mo., the situation isn’t much better for employees. In 2018 the state voted to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by...
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