Detroit fast-food workers go on 1-day strike, demand $15/hr wages


Workers at a fast food restaurant on Detroit‘s east side have walked off the job as part of an effort to push for higher wages.

Detroit pastor Charles Williams II says workers want $15 per hour, better working conditions and the right to unionize. The one-day protest starting Friday morning at a McDonald’s is one of about 50 that organizers say they’ve planned around Detroit.

The D15 campaign says many workers make $7.40 an hour or just above it. A message seeking comment from a representative of the restaurant was left Friday morning by The Associated Press.
Workers at more than 30 fast food restaurants in St. Louis walked off the job Thursday in a similar one-day strike. That followed strikes at fast food chains in New York and Chicago.

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Credits: Detroit Free Press


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