Raising Up Wisconsin: Maggie’s Journey from Minimum Wage to Ownership

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Presents:

Raising Up Wisconsin: How Minimum Wage Jobs Turned Into Family Supporting Careers

Part 1: Maggie’s Story

September 3, 2015

After more than a year of protests calling for the minimum wage to jump from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour, the main stream media has yet to tell another side of the story – the side that shows it is possible to start at minimum wage and become a success.

Instead, they have just focused on the picket lines and the bull horns. This is only part of the story, however. And it is the only part of the story that the union bosses want the public to know about.

They don’t want people to know that through hard work and perseverance, anyone can move up from an entry-level, minimum wage job to management and even ownership of a company.

Part 1 of this series takes a look at Maggie, a Culver’s Franchise Owner and Operator, that worked her way up from a minimum wage job. She started with Culver’s at 15-years-old and worked her way up to ownership today, in her early 30’s.

Stay tuned for future videos in the Raising Up Wisconsin series and share your own stories on social media using the hashtag #RaisingUpWI.