Standing up for young americans


the facts

  • On August 29th, thousands of fast-food workers in over 60 cities nationwide walked off their jobs and forming picket lines to demand salaries of $15 an hour and the ability to unionize.

  • One Detroit fast-food joint, Moo Cluck Moo, is aiming to pay workers much more than the minimum wage.

  • Employees of Moo Cluck Moo are currently paid $12 an hour (federal minimum wage is $7.25), however owners will start paying workers $15 an hour starting October 1st.

  • “We always wanted to be at $15 an hour,” said Parker. “It just feels human to do it.”

why we should care

  • In exchange for paying higher wages, Moo Cluck Moo’s owners got better service, more skilled and committed employees.

  • The fast-food protests reflect a larger issue of income inequality that has become a concern in our country.

our time opinion

Americans should be paid a living wage.

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