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DETROIT NEWS: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin advocate for higher Mich. wages

Actress and native Detroiter Lily Tomlin knows what it’s like to be an underpaid, under-appreciated waitress.

“The only time I ever got a 20 percent tip was when a customer dropped a glass of water on my big toe and broke it,” Tomlin said. “... In a moment of extreme vulnerability, I even thanked him for the big tip. He actually had the nerve to say, ‘You’re welcome.’”

At the time, Tomlin’s husband was injured and unable to work, which made her the breadwinner.

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M LIVE: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda visiting Ann Arbor, Detroit to call for higher wages

The One Fair Wage campaign aims to put the issue on the ballot in 2018. The goal is to raise Michigan's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022, with tipped workers earning the same by 2024.

Tomlin and Fonda...

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ABC 7: Woman walking rescue puppy in Detroit surprised by Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin

Imagine you are walking a cute puppy when, only none other than Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin stop to admire it.

That’s what happened to Kristina Millman-Rinaldi in Detroit today. She posted on Facebook that the duet approached...

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FOX 17: Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for September 13

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are touring the state, campaigning to increase the state’s minimum wage. They made their first stop at Kalamazoo College on Tuesday.

The “Grace and Frankie” co-starts are launching an initiative called the “One Fair Wage” which will raise the state’s minimum from $8.90 to $12 an hour by 2022, and increase the minimum wage for tipped staff in the restaurant industry from $3.38 an hour to $20 as well by 2024.

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WNEM 5: Celebrities join Michigan rally for hike in state’s minimum wage

‘I think that's more than fair with the way everything is right now,’ Dakotta Clark said.

Clark is thrilled to hear about an effort to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour. It's called the One Fair Wage ballot drive.

The measure, if approved, would gradually raise what's now an $8.90 hourly minimum wage to $12 in 2022. The lower minimum wage for tipped employees would eventually equal the regular minimum wage, too.

‘I'm at a factory driving a forklift. I think I need more than $9.90 an hour,’ Clark...

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WWMT CBS: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin in Michigan, advocating for fair wage in restaurant industry

Fonda and Tomlin make us laugh with their on-screen humor, and Tuesday they used that to raise awareness about an issue dear to their hearts.

Lily was born in Detroit, and worked in the restaurant business when she was young....

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