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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. She says it's about time our state lead the way in giving tipped restaurant workers a living wage.

‘We were in that movie together, 9 to 5, where raised a lot of issues of females who work in the offices,’ she said.

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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...

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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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