Some state, county and faith leaders are getting involved in the push to raise the state minimum wage.
This morning at 11:00 they'll march outside the departure terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to support some of the contractors who are making less than $8-an-hour.
That's abut $16,000 a year.
St. Sen. Dwight Bullard wants the minimum wage raised to a livable amount of at least $10-an-hour.
The Broward County living wage ordinance calls for a pay scale of between $11-$13-an-hour depending on if health insurance is offered.
However, Broward County Commissioner Martin Kiar says airport contractors are exempt.
He wants not only the federal and state minimum wage raised, but he feels the county living wage ordinance needs to be expanded.
Both Bullard and Kiar spent the last week living on minimum wage.
While after his housing was paid for Kiar had a bit more than $100 to work with; because of regulations, Bullard had about $50.
Bullard says he realizes minimum wage workers have to choose between "putting gas in that car versus putting food on the table. I mean, those are literally some of the decisions you have to make and you have to do very creative budgeting."
Kiar adds low income workers who are given a slight raise will help improve the economy.
He cites studies that show these residents will spend more because they're trying to make ends meet.