Detroit’s fast-food activists join protests across America with the aim of raising the federal minimum wage


Detroit – The fight over the minimum wage heated up on Friday.

A $ 15 rally took place at McDonald’s near the intersection of Livernois Avenue and West McNichols Road on Detroit’s west side. The weather was less than ideal for a rally, but it did not bother the protesters.

Fast-food workers joined protests in more than a dozen cities across the country. They want the minimum wage to increase to $ 15 per hour.

Workers left from their jobs to join the fight for the $ 15 movement. Demonstrators want the incoming Joe Biden administration to lift the federal minimum wage within the first 100 days of Biden’s assuming office. It could increase wages for about 40% of black workers and reduce the racial wage gap.

The federal minimum wage has not been increased since July 2009.

“We work very hard. It’s very difficult,” Dominic Jackson said. “We’re listening here. It’s MLK’s birthday, so we have to carry on his legacy and his legacy for that.”

Detroit’s fast-food cooks and cashiers continued their fight for economic and racial justice and demanded a lively wage. Happy birthday to Martin Luther King Jr. He said many associates work full-time but still rely on federal aid programs to put food on the table.

Detroit police prevented the caravan from blocking the McDonald’s drive-through, which has taken place at similar rallies around the country.

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