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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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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...

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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. The coalition includes restaurant workers who are members of ROC Michigan, ‘high road’ employer members of RAISE and a coalition of other organizations. The announcement was made in Downtown Detroit in front of the Spirit of Detroit statue.

“As workers will tell you, we are launching this ballot measure because workers...

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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Michigan Workers Kickoff Michigan One Fair Wage Campaign

We are honored to have two legendary actresses, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on our side! They joined us for a series of public education events in Detroit, Grand...

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