Fast-food workers stage walk-outs to protest wages
DETROIT — Fast-food workers staged sporadic walk-outs and protests at chain eateries in Detroit on Friday as part of a nationwide protest to gain better wages and working conditions. Detroit pastor Charles Williams II said workers want $15 an hour, better working conditions and the right to unionize. The one-day protest, which started Friday morning at a McDonald’s, was one of about 50 that organizers said they had planned around Detroit. The D15 campaign, which stands for Detroit $15 an hour, says many workers make $7.40 an hour or just above it. Workers at more than 30 fast-food restaurants in St. Louis walked off the job Thursday in a similar one-day strike. That followed strikes at fast-food chains in New York and Chicago.
— Detroit Free Press