Protesters Demand Higher Fast Food Wages

By: News 10
By: News 10

"Baby sitter that costs, gas costs, cost of living is high, rent is high, gas and lights are high. It's too much. We need help. We need to get a raise, now. The time is now."

A group of protesters demanding a $15 per-hour minimum wage had a loud lunch at a McDonald's in Lansing Wednesday. At one point the crowd went into the restaurant chanting with a megaphone. Police arrived and escorted them peacefully out of the building. Governor Rick Snyder recently signed bill raising the minimum wage from $7.40 an hour to $9.25 an hour by 2018. The group doesn't think that's enough. "Baby sitter that costs, gas costs, cost of living is high, rent is high, gas and lights are high. It's too much. We need help. We need to get a raise, now. The time is now," said one protester. Business groups say raising the minimum wage will just lead to more layoffs as employers look to control their labor costs.


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