Monday, May 13, 2013

Living Wages

Detroit fast food workers join a growing body of minimum wage employees demanding a living wage increase to $15.00 per hour.  Many are currently paid only 7.50 per hour.  At the "Fight For 15" protest in the video below, Reverend William Rideout II of All God's People Church in Detroit states, "We're trying to get the corporations to increase the wage to 15. dollars per hour.  They're in a two hundred billion dollar industry and they're giving their people peanuts, paying them minimum wage, and they can't afford to live off minimum wage and support their families, pay their bills, to survive.  They're not even giving them 40 hours a week.  They're giving them approximately between 15 and 30 hours a week - which is entirely too low to survive on.  They're living below poverty at this point." 


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