A group has gotten the OK from election officials to collect signatures for a measure to gradually raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
The “Raise Michigan” campaign has announced a new number for minimum wage: $10.10 an hour.
Increasing the wage would help workers and the economy, said Atkinson.The Raise Michigan coalition is working to raise it to $9.50 an hour.
Supporters of a minimum wage hike in Michigan say they’ll ask voters to approve increasing the rate to $9.50 an hour.
Under the proposal, the minimum wage would rise to the “ballpark” of between $9 and $10.10 an hour and be indexed to inflation.
Hundreds of fast-food workers across Michigan are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday as part of a national protest.
Across the nation Friday, protesters came out in support of increasing the minimum wage and they chose Walmart stores as their target.
Of Americans now earning minimum wage, 85 percent are over the age of 20, and more than half are women.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer spelled out details of his plan outside a Detroit business that is already paying its employees more than the going-rate.
The nonprofit advocacy group Michigan League for Public Policy released a study a day later also calling for an increase.