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GOP Leader’s Bill May Thwart Michigan Minimum Wage Proposal

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville introduced the bill about three weeks before the deadline for backers of the higher wage hike to file signatures.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2014

IHOP Waitresses. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hey Big Spender … What’s Fair For Minimum Wage

A bill brought to the house by Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge, would increase the hourly minimum to $8.15 from $7.40 in December. The minimum for tipped employees – wait staff and bartenders – would rise a dime to $2.75 per hour.

97.1 The Ticket–04/29/2014

GOP Senator Proposes Raising Michigan Minimum Wage To $8.15

The bill would increase the hourly minimum to $8.15 from $7.40, while the minimum for tipped employees would rise a dime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 2: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage at the University of Michigan on April 2, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama said every American deserves a fair working wage. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

In Michigan, Obama Presses For Higher Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama campaigned at the University of Michigan for raising the federal minimum wage, calling the proposal a “no-brainer.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2014

Barack Obama (Photo by Jay LaPrete/Getty Images)

Obama Calling For Higher Minimum Wage During Michigan Visit

Obama is also using his appearance in Ann Arbor to help boost a Michigan congressman running for the Senate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2014

Room of the White House on Jan. 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama To Visit Ann Arbor To Push Minimum Wage Hike

It will be Obama’s third trip to Ann Arbor since being elected president.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2014

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McDonald’s Employees Sue Over Alleged Stolen Wages

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2014

Group Gets Go-ahead For Michigan Minimum Wage Ballot Drive

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2014

Push To Raise Minimum Wage Gains Momentum, New Goal $10.10

The “Raise Michigan” campaign has announced a new number for minimum wage: $10.10 an hour.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2014

Rich Studley, Denise Ilitch, Cliff Russell join host Carol Cain on Michigan Matters (Photo Credit: Tony Chiudioni/WWJ-TV)

WATCH Michigan Matters: Raising The State’s Minimum Wage

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.

CBS 62–02/14/2014

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