Kheila Cox lives in subsidized housing in Boston with her husband and seven children. She leaves her home at midnight to make it to Boston’s Logan International Airport by four in the morning, where she works as a baggage handler, making $11 an hour.
Fusion’s Dan Lieberman takes us inside Cox’s home for a glimpse at life on minimum wage. Cox says that if the minimum wage were raised to $15, as Bernie Sanders has proposed, those extra $4 could help her put more food on the table for her family.
“Luckily my kids are not picky,” Cox says. “They’ve been living like this for so long that they’re just so used to, ‘let’s not complain let’s be thankful for whatever we have on here.'”