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.
Lawmakers said the gradual increase is better for employers who might need time to adjust to paying employees more…
WWJ spoke live with Mark Hackel. one of many local leaders attending the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for a higher minimum wage hike.
A House panel is supporting legislation to raise the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour after the Senate passed a $9.20 per hour plan.