Several groups are calling for an increase in the Michigan minimum wage to ten dollars an hour.
The current rate in Michigan is $7.40 an hour. That's higher than the national minimum wage. Michigan is among more than a dozen states with minimum wage rates higher than the federal benchmark.
Danielle Atkinson is with ‘Mothering Justice’, one of the groups calling on state lawmakers to increase Michigan’s minimum wage.
“We believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair pay. And it’s time for the Michigan legislature to support that as well,” says Atkinson.