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Elba Diaz

Fast Food Worker
Fight for$15
Elba Dias, has worked at Wendy’s for 17 years and only makes $9.35 per hour. She hasn’t had a raise for 6-7 years, and she is told that she won’t ever be able to, that no one does. She is a cashier, but she also works in the kitchen. Elba has four adult children, but only two live with her and her husband in Phoenix. She works a second job at the swap meet, because her monthly income is not enough to make ends meet.