In 1973 … I was making $5 an hour; this is 2015, Michigan is still $8.40 – you think about it,” he said.
Three employees of a McDonald’s restaurant in Detroit walked off the job Tuesday night in protest of low wages.
“Their slogan is ‘I’m Loving It.’ We’re not loving $9 … $8 an hour. We’re loving $15 and a union.”
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.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation in May to raise the state’s minimum wage by 25 percent gradually over the next four years.
The State Board of Canvassers said the Raise Michigan Coalition didn’t have enough valid signatures.
The voter-initiated law would increase the minimum to $10.10 an hour over time.
The debate about the minimum wage is taking place because enough Americans believe the rules of commerce should be adjusted.