'Fight for $15' fast food worker strikes to be held in Detroit, Flint

Posted at 6:24 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 06:28:06-04

Hundreds of fast food workers in Detroit and Flint are expected to hit the picket lines Tuesday to demand they be paid at least $15 an hour.

Workers are also demanding the right to unionize.

The strike in Flint will begin at 7 a.m. on Dort Highway. They will be joined by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. 

Workers in Detroit will picket beginning at 1 p.m. at Woodward and Warren Park. They will be joined by Rashida Tlaib along with members of the Detroit City Council.

Candidates and elected officials will vow to do whatever it takes to grow unions and make it easier for workers to organize.

The strike comes just one day before a nationwide walkout by fast food workers demanding union rights from employers in battleground states across the country.