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Business
10:46 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Fast-food wage protests continue in Michigan

A small group of picketers marches in front of a McDonald's in Lansing. They want fast-food workers to be paid $15 an hour.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

People swinging through fast-food drive-thrus on their way to work this morning in Lansing and Detroit had to pass by groups of picketers.

“What do we want … 15… When do we want it …NOW,” chanted a small group of protesters who walked and waved signs in front of the McDonald's on Martin Luther King Boulevard in south Lansing.  

The union-backed protest wants fast-food outlets to increase pay to $15 an hour.

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Law
5:34 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Fast-food workers file class-action lawsuits against McDonald's in Michigan

The lawsuits allege workers at 21 McDonalds restaurants in Detroit are forced to pay for their own uniforms and work off the clock.
Steve Carmody Michigan Radio

McDonald's is being sued for allegedly stealing the wages of fast-food workers in Michigan.

The lawsuits allege workers at 21 McDonald's restaurants in Detroit are forced to pay for their own uniforms and work off the clock.

“These unlawful practices have flourished in part because most of the workers are so financially vulnerable that they are afraid to lodge the claims on their own behalf,” says attorney Joe Sellers, who’s handling similar lawsuits in California and New York.

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