FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT PAYS FAIR WAGES
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.