Fast food workers protest in Detroit for higher pay - FOX 35 News Orlando

Fast food workers protest in Detroit for higher pay

Posted: Updated:
The scene at the protests on Tuesday. The scene at the protests on Tuesday.

DETROIT - Dozens of people turned out for a Detroit protest that's part of an effort in several U.S. cities that organizers say seeks to bring attention to practices that deprive fast-food workers of their wages.

FOX 2's Erika Erickson was there Tuesday as protesters blocked drive-thru traffic at the McDonald's on West Grand Boulevard before dispersing.

The protest is part of an ongoing campaign by labor groups to build support for pay of $15 an hour and bring attention to the rights of low-wage workers.

Detroit has been the site of previous fast-food protests.

Attorneys sued last week in three states including Michigan saying McDonald's was stealing wages in a variety of ways, such as by docking paychecks for the cost of uniforms. McDonald's Corp. has said it planned to investigate the allegations and take necessary action.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • President Carter to visit Detroit

    President Carter to visit Detroit

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:31:15 GMT
    Fox 2 News Morning LogoFox 2 News Morning Logo
    Ex-President Jimmy Carter and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are among the dignitaries scheduled to speak in Detroit at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America.
    Ex-President Jimmy Carter and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are among the dignitaries scheduled to speak in Detroit at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America.
  • Health Works: Caring for adults with autism

    Health Works: Caring for adults with autism

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:29:16 GMT
    Often the focus for children with autism is giving them special therapy and treatment - but that often ends when they become adults. Now, there is a real effort to change that.
    Often the focus for children with autism is giving them special therapy and treatment - but that often ends when they become adults. Now, there is a real effort to change that.
  • Buffet heir foundation buys Rosa Parks archive

    Buffet heir foundation buys Rosa Parks archive

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:53:59 GMT
    Civil rights icon Rosa Park's legacy will live on, thanks to a generous donation from one of the wealthiest families in America.
    Civil rights icon Rosa Park's legacy will live on, thanks to a generous donation from one of the wealthiest families in America.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices