Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 1, 2013

Push for higher fast food wages returns to Mich.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Some fast food restaurant workers have walked off the job in southeastern Michigan as part of an effort to push for higher wages.

Organizers say they began the walkout at restaurants in the Detroit suburbs of Lincoln Park and Southfield on Tuesday night. Workers in Flint hit the street Wednesday outside a McDonald's, saying they want wages "super-sized."

Workers want $15 and hour, better working conditions and the right to unionize. The restaurant industry says higher wages would hurt job creation.

The actions follow strikes this week in other parts of the country.

This isn't the first such strike in Michigan. Some workers at about 50 fast food restaurants in the Detroit area walked off their jobs in May as part of the effort.

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