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.
A local McDonald’s restaurant was forced to close after its employees walked out and hundreds gathered outside to protest for higher wages.
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.
Groups are rallying across the state are asking for $15 an hour.
Rally goers outside Russell Street Deli over in Eastern Market in downtown Detroit want to see an increase in minimum wage.
Dozens of workers at fast food restaurants across metro Detroit walked off the job Friday in protest over low wages.
Democratic lawmakers have introduced more legislation to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10 an hour over three years.