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Flint McDonald's workers rallying for minimum wage increases, union rights

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Posted at 4:52 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 08:41:55-04

FLINT, Mich. (WXYZ) — McDonald's workers in Flint will join a nationwide protest after the company decided to stop lobbying against minimum wage increases. Workers say it isn't enough.

Cooks and cashiers will rally during the lunchtime rush on Wednesday, demanding $15 an hour and union rights. They will call on the company "use its clout" to push for minimum wage increases, indicated that they are rallying to let the company know "it has much more to do."

In addition to Flint, protests will take place in California, Missouri, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

According to a report in the New York Times, McDonald's stopped lobbying against minimum-wage increases at the federal, state and local levels. In the report, a McDonald's representative wrote in a letter that the company believes increases should be phased in.