Workers Protest Low Pay At Detroit McDonald’s

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) Workers at several fast food restaurants in Detroit have walked off the job as part of an effort to push for higher wages.

Detroit pastor Charles Williams II says workers want $15 an hour, better working conditions and the right to unionize. The one-day protest starting Friday morning at a McDonald’s is one of about 50 that organizers say they’ve planned around Detroit.

About a hundred workers were outside the Long John Silver restaurant on Eight Mile near Ryan. Another group of workers and supporters have walked out of the Popeye’s on Grand River and Southfield. 

This is the latest in a number of fast food restaurant strikes across the country. Workers in St. Louis, New York and Chicago have also gone on strike.

The D15 campaign says many workers make $7.40 an hour or just above it.

A message seeking comment from a representative of the restaurant was left this morning by the Associated Press.

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