SAN ANTONIO -- Coronado clocks in at Marshall High School during the school year to feed hundreds of students in the cafeteria.
But when it comes to putting food on her own family's table, Coronado said that's much harder work.
"Well, we feel we are underpaid," she said during at a protest outside of district headquarters Tuesday night.
She joined a protest just minutes before the North Side Independent School Board voted to give Coronado and other employees a 2 percent raise.
Guillermo Vazquez, of the Texas Workers Alliance, said their wages are already so low that a 4 percent raise would be more appropriate.
"A 2 percent raise won't help people make ends meet," he said.
The district disagreed.
"We feel that is a fair compensation increase," said Pascual Gonzales, NISD spokesman, adding that their salaries are competitive with salaries in other districts in San Antonio.
NISD board members on Monday approved a 2 percent raises for all eligible employees. Those protesting on Tuesday felt the raise did not translate for hourly workers because they get paid less.