Fast Food Workers
Dozens of low-wage workers gathered at a Detroit McDonald’s on 8 Mile Road to push for higher pay.
Supporters of boosting the minimum wage in metro Detroit are making their collective voices heard Thursday morning.
Those arrested were among the crowd of about 100 protesters marching around the fast food restaurant on Mack Avenue.
It’s a campaign by unions to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers and get the public behind the idea of a $15-an-hour wage
Fast food giant McDonald’s has been slapped with several class action lawsuits on behalf of tens of thousands of workers in Michigan, California and New York.
“First of all, they’re not burger flippers — we don’t consider them that,” said the co-owner of Moo Cluck Moo.
Groups are rallying across the state are asking for $15 an hour.
Dozens of workers at fast food restaurants across metro Detroit walked off the job Friday in protest over low wages.