Marine Corps Veteran Fighting for $15


Derrell Odom was a Marine and Iraq vet who served two tours before returning home with a Purple Heart.
“I have leadership skills and led missions in Iraq,” Odom said in a New York Times article in September. “Right now, I’m trying to survive.”
“I worked 45 hours this week and my manager pulled me over to the side and told me that you can’t have these five hours of overtime at time-and-a-half,” Odom said. “She told me she was going to take my five hours and put them on next week’s check so she wouldn’t have to give me my time-and-a-half.”
Odom’s passionate testimony in front of the Atlanta Wage Board is spreading like wildfire across social media.

Fight for 15