MLK Jr.'s fight for fair pay resonates with MI service workers
January 18, 2024
Michigan food service workers are commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, bringing to mind their own, more recent battle for fair wages and benefits.
They are among the low-wage workers who got their day in court in December. They are asking for a controversial legal provision known as "adopt and amend" to be ruled unconstitutional, which would allow the state's minimum wage to increase to about $14 an hour.
Roquesha O'Neal, a former restaurant worker and member of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United-Michigan, said despite optimism about the case, even in 2024, work environment...