Tomorrow is Tax Day and the group FightFor15.org is holding rallies across the country demanding a living wage for low-wage workers like those in the fast food industry. Here in Michigan, there will be a rally on the campus of the University of Michigan at noon to demand that U of M begin paying its employees and those who work in facilities that U of M leases to companies like Wendy’s $15/hr or better. They will be meeting at noon at the South Quad dining hall. The event will be no more than 45 minutes. For more information, visit the event Facebook page HERE.
At 4:00 p.m., there will be free transportation to and from Detroit for Washtenaw-area folks to attend the fast food workers’ demonstration there. Organizers are expecting thousands of fast food workers, supporters, and students from around the state to attend. The bus leaves from “The Cube” at 4:00 and is expected to return between 7:30-8:00. Please use their RSVP Form so that organizers know how much transportation to provide. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Wayne State University’s Parking Lot #11, Cass and Antoinette.
Adjunct professors at Wayne State University will be among those joining the rally:
Wayne State University adjunct professors are joining an effort to get the minimum wage increased to $15 per hour.
The current rate is $8.15 per hour.
“Thousands of low wage workers – including college students and adjunct professors – and their supporters will use Tax Day to stage the largest mobilization yet in the fight for a livable wage,” says a prepared statement issued by D15, the organization spearheading the minimum wage action.
“We’ve got part-time faculty who are on food stamps,” Susan Titus, an adjunct professor at Wayne State University’s School of Social Work and president of the university’s Local 477 union said in a prepared statement.
You can find out about the nearest of the more than 200 rallies happening in your area by going to April15.org.