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FOX 17: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda push for state minimum wage increase in Kalamazoo

“‘Michigan is very interesting state,’ said Academy-Award winning actress Jane Fonda. ‘It became a key state last November. This is a state that for decades that has been a democratic stronghold. This is the state that was the birthplace of the American Labor movement.’

Fonda reminisced on her early activism days, meeting with Michigan's auto industry workers decades ago. Now she’s back and educating people on the One Fair Wage ballot initiative that she says will raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.90/hr to $12 by 2022 and for tipped...

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DETROIT NEWS – Tomlin, Fonda fight for higher wages in Mich.

Fonda, Tomlin and the ROC United are trying to drum up support for a statewide ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage of restaurant workers from $8.90 to $12 an hour in 2022.

According to the Associated Press, organizers need...

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M LIVE – So why are Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in Michigan to push for higher minimum wage?

“This not just an economic issue," Fonda said about pay for tipped workers. "It's a gender issue. Most women working for tips are women."

"It's a legalized gender pay gap," Jayaraman told the K-College audience.

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9 & 10 NEWS: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin push minimum wage hike in Michigan

Their events come days after the One Fair Wage ballot drive was announced by a group advocating for restaurant workers.

The measure 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

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CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda in Michigan to lend support to One Fair Wage initiative

Actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will be in Michigan this week to lend support to a new ballot campaign aimed at eliminating the state's two-tiered minimum wage system for tipped employees.

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Michigan Workers Stand Up for One Fair Wage

A coalition seeking to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 per hour and phase out the lower wage for tipped workers announced the launch of a ballot measure campaign to take the issue to voters in the 2018 election....

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