Jane Fonda Fights For The Working Class In Detroit and G.R.
Jane Fonda and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors fight for fair wages together!
Jane Fonda tossed on an apron and waited on tables this weekend in Detroit at the Detroit Street Filling Station to support the rise of minimum wage. Mlive reported that...
They're calling to defend the Michigan minimum wage initiative, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour and raise tipped-worker wages to $12 by 2024. The current full minimum and tipped minimum wages are $9.25 and $3.52, respectively.
I have spent many years of my life waiting on tables, and I often think of the saying "Thank heavens it is 5 o'clock on Friday, said no waitress/waiter ever". That is a true statement, serving people is extremely hard work. You are on your feet all day, attempting to anticipate a strangers needs, not to mention the cleaning, and creating a wonderful experience for all those that are sat in your section. To say that servers are are not paid enough is an understatement.
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United co-founder Saru Jayaraman said...
"Michigan is one of 43 states that continues this legacy of slavery. Eighty percent of tipped workers here in Michigan are women. They're working with a median wage, including tips, of about $9 an hour.
Trust me with all that hard work $9.00 seems extremely low. Now imagine working long hours and that hard yet you can't put food on your owns table.
Several politicians came out to support the One Fair Wage Movement.
- Leslie Love,D-Detroit,
- Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor
- U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn
- Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit
This is not the last time Michigan will be seeing Jane Fonda and as well as hearing her point of views. In fact last night Jane spoke at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids. She will be joined by Patrisse Cullors and Saru Jayaraman for additional public appearances in Flint, Lansing, Benton Harbor and River Rogue.