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.
Governor Rick Snyder is opposing proposals at the state and federal levels to increase the minimum wage.
Michigan’s minimum wage would gradually increase to $10 an-hour under legislation introduced in Lansing Tuesday.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.
A number of Congressmen from several states, including Michigan, are hoping to raise the current federal minimum wage to $10.