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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...

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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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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 hundreds of thousands of signatures from voters to get the initiative on the ballot.

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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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