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Low Pay Is Not OK!

Fast food and retail workers are part of a $200 billion industry, yet they are among the lowest paid workers. Today, thousands of workers are striking in Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Pontiac and across the nation to take a stand for a higher minimum wage.

Click here to add your support to the fight for a higher minimum wage.

Fast Food Strike

The typical fast food and retail worker makes $7.40/hour. A worker who works full time at minimum wage brings home just over $15,000/year, which is poverty level. Few workers are offered full time, so most are making less than that with no health benefits whatsoever.

Every worker deserves the right to a living wage and a voice on the job. Poverty level wages are not enough to raise a family on. Had minimum wage kept up with inflation, it would be over $21/hour! Fast food and retail workers deserve to be paid a fair living wage!

Click here to show your support for low-wage workers today.

The Michigan State AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with low-wage workers in their fight for a living wage. Click here for President Swift’s statement on the Fast Food Strikes.

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