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John Van Hecke: Minimum wage hike could mean $8.3 million for area

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Generally, workers who make the holidays happen live in poverty. Yet, many of the major retailers they work for bring in multi-billion dollar profits. Companies like Walmart and Target cleared $15 billion and $3 billion respectively in 2012, according to Fortune Magazine. These companies tend to set the industry’s wage standards and they can afford to do better by their frontline employees.

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