Gonzalez was here to lend her voice to the event, although she choked up with tears almost as soon as she began addressing the 40 other activists. Later, as the rally came to an end, she was asked if she would really notice the difference made between a dollar-an-hour raise and that same raise with a yearly adjustment for inflation. She answered as though she were explaining the most glorious, if obvious, of truths.
“It’s gonna do a lot,” she said. “I will notice the difference! It will help me afford child care.”
Gonzalez will probably find out which type of raise she gets next month, when Schwarzenegger is expected to get the Cedillo and Lieber bills, or when the reanimated IWC makes its ruling.