Restaurant Workers, Activists March Again for $15 Minimum Wage
Restaurant workers and labor activists from Flint and Detroit took to the streets again calling for an increase to the minimum wage. According to MLive, Wednesday's rally in Detroit was the latest of a series of demonstrations over the past two years calling for a $15 per hour minimum. The minimum wage was raised on Labor Day to $8.15 per hour after the state legislature passed a gradual increase last year. The minimum wage will reach $9.25 per hour by 2018. Tim Degraffinreed, 22, who works at a steakhouse in Flint says "you cannot live on $8.15 an hour." He was among the hundreds who marched with signs and chanted "What do we want? 15. When do we want it? Now." The Detroit demonstration was one of many demonstrations that took place around the country on Wednesday.