Fight for $15 gathers steam in Detroit
DETROIT (WJBK) - Another round of protests is taking place Thursday morning for employees fighting for more money to make a fair living, they say.
The demands remain the same -- $15 an hour and union rights.
The protests include other types of workers besides fast food workers, who are known for really paving the way for this fight here in Michigan. The D15 campaign is made up of fast food, retail, child care, home care, adjunct professors and a host of other low wage earners.
Take Deborah Smith, for example, who joined in the march Thursday. She works at a nursing home facility on Webb Street.
"I am a 16-year employee. I have been working here, coming faithfully to love and care for these residents and we still don't have a contract," she says. "They've been doing unfair bargaining. We've been fighting for a contract for the last two years; we haven't had a raise in the last five years and we're just sick and tired of it."
If you would like to join in the Fight for $15 march Thursday, here are the locations:
6 a.m. Burton (McDonald's) 2445 Center Road
Highland Park (McDonald's) 14124 Woodward
7:30 a.m. Detroit (Law Den Nursing Home) 1640 Web St
10 a.m. Press conference in Detroit at Angels of Essence Child Care Facility, 19332 Wyoming
Muskegon (Hackley Park) 350 W. Webster Avenue
1 p.m. Saginaw (Magnum Care of Saginaw), 2160 N. Center Rd
2 p.m. Detroit (Riverview Nursing Home) 7733 E. Jefferson Avenue, #100
3:30 p.m. Manistee City Hall, 70 Maple St
4:30 p.m. Detroit (McDonald's) 2962 W. Grand Boulevard