Eighteen-year-old Alicia Donaldson works at a busy McDonald's in East Oakland. Her job is more complicated than anyone might think.
"When you do the grill and the chicken by yourself, it's not easy," she admits. "You have to put down the meat on the grill, and then put chicken in the grease. People get burned a lot."
That's a lot of pain for only $9 an hour. Today it's still hard work, but now Alicia is making $12.25 instead.
"When I worked 56 hours my check was about $480," she remembers.