Paul Bass photo

The human faces of the minimum wage stood by Democratic lawmakers as they celebrated a boost in the lowest-paid workers’ paychecks.

The faces had names. One was Pam Brazzell (at left in photo). The other was Tonya Brooks (at right). They are New Haven single mothers who work for the minimum wage. Their pay rises from $7.65 to $8 an hour on Jan. 1, then again to $8.25 an hour the following Jan. 1.

Click here to continue reading about how an increase in the minimum wage will help these New Haven workers.