West Tennessee and the Fast Food Strike

Branch's reporting covers a myriad of issues: What it's like to grow up in a town plagued by things like unemployment, substance abuse, racism, and teenage pregnancy.

Looking at Pay Fairness Through Jobs I’ve Had

I was accumulating money without working very hard, so clearly something was wrong with the system; and not realizing yet that it wasn't my pay but my expenses that were anomalous, I assumed that somewhere, a mistake had been made. After all, I would have been willing to do the work for $10 an hour. Where was this market efficiency I kept hearing about?