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Minimum Wage

Protesters walk near a Wal -Mart store with signs that ask for an increase in the minimum wage. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting) File

Protesters Target Walmart Store Demanding Raise In Minimum Wage

Across the nation Friday, protesters came out in support of increasing the minimum wage and they chose Walmart stores as their target.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/29/2013


Raise The Minimum Wage?

Of Americans now earning minimum wage, 85 percent are over the age of 20, and more than half are women.

97.1 The Ticket–11/19/2013

Avalon Breads (Credit/Avalon International Breads)

Avalon Breads Business Owner: Higher Minimum Wage Means More Dough For Everyone

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2013


Michigan Ranks Among Worst States For Wage Growth

The nonprofit advocacy group Michigan League for Public Policy released a study a day later also calling for an increase.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/01/2013

Fast food workers demand higher wages during a protest at a McDonalds on the Detroit/Southfield border. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Local McDonald’s Forced To Close Amid Protest For Higher Wages

A local McDonald’s restaurant was forced to close after its employees walked out and hundreds gathered outside to protest for higher wages.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2013

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Can Fast Food Workers Survive On Their Pay? Suggested Budget Raises Eyebrows

Note this: The budget includes a seemingly reasonable $600 a month for rent. But it also includes $20 a month for health care, a $150 car payment, and $50 for heat.

CBS Detroit–08/08/2013

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Fast Food Workers Demand ‘Super-Sized’ Wages

Groups are rallying across the state are asking for $15 an hour.



Detroiters Rally For Higher Minimum Wage

Rally goers outside Russell Street Deli over in Eastern Market in downtown Detroit want to see an increase in minimum wage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2013

Fast food workers gathered on Belle Isle following low wage protest for workers. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Fast Food Workers Walk Off Jobs In Detroit In Protest Of Low-Wages

Dozens of workers at fast food restaurants across metro Detroit walked off the job Friday in protest over low wages.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2013


Bill Increases Mich. Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Democratic lawmakers have introduced more legislation to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10 an hour over three years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2013