My city councel just voted in that all city contracted personnel, from construction to janitorial must be paid a minimum of $15 dollars an hour. They call this a 'living wage'.
So, according to these dolts, you have to be making somewhere close to $30,000 dollars a year, to live. So, assuming these families have two or more working members, the household would be bringing home $60 to $90,000 a year. Compared to where and how these people live, you could do a hell of a lot of 'living' with that kind of money. Add to that food, health, tuition, and housing benefits, and these guys will be in a class level that used to be called 'rich'. Not bad for a janitor, or a guy trimming trees.