US Labor Secretary Joins Fast Food Fight to Hike Minimum Wage

Quinn Klinefelter/WDET

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan hear concerns about the minimum wage.


Fast food workers fighting for a hike in the minimum wage have a new ally in the White House.

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez held a roundtable in Detroit this week with Mayor Mike Duggan, workers from various fast food chains and union officials to promote the “Fight for 15” movement.

That’s the effort to create a $15-per-hour minimum wage across the country.

Labor Secretary Perez tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that raising the minimum wage is simply common sense.

Image credit: Quinn Klinefelter/WDET

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Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.  

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