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Minimum Wage

Workers rally outside a Detroit area McDonald's, calling for a higher minimum wage. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ) File

McDonald’s Workers In Detroit, Flint Rally For $15 Minimum Wage

It’s a campaign by unions to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers and get the public behind the idea of a $15-an-hour wage

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2014

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

Business Lobbyist On Minimum Wage Petition: “We Don’t Have Any Problem Derailing That Effort”

The political battle over the effort to raise the minimum wage in Michigan continues between Lansing and proponents of a petition drive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2014

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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

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