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Mon July 29, 2013
Fast food workers expected to strike in Flint & Detroit today
It may be difficult to get a fast food hamburger in parts of Detroit and Flint later today.
Workers at some fast food chains in six cities, including the two in Michigan, are expected to walk off the job as part of a protest for higher wages.
They want to be paid $15 an hour. Michigan’s current minimum wage is $7.40.
Claudette Wilson is a member of Detroit–15, a group that advocates for a higher wage for fast food workers. Wilson defended raising fast food worker wages at a news conference in Lansing last week.
“I believe that changing the wage from $7.40 to $15 will provide a better living circumstance for workers that are living in poverty,” says Wilson.
The strike is expected to affect some McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s and other fast food restaurants.