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Organizers fighting to keep "one fair wage" on the ballot

Posted: 11:55 AM, Sep 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 07:00:11-04

The organizers behind "one fair wage," were at the state capitol on Tuesday to provide an update on ballot measures and talk strategy.

Michigan One Fair Wage hosted a press conference along with attorney, Mark Brewer, advocate Rev. Edward Pinkney, and two restaurant workers.

Brewer announced legal strategy to defend the ballot measure and fight to keep it on the November ballot.

Those taking part in the news conference wanted to stress the importance of letting the voters have their say on this issue.

And the two restaurant workers spoke on what "One Fair Wage" would mean for them and their families.

The proposed ballot measure calls for raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour in Michigan for all workers.

Josh Glasstetter said in a press release for the event that "Over one million workers and their families would benefit from this proposal, with higher incomes and greater ability to contribute to the Michigan economy."

According to officials, more than 400,000 Michigan voters have signed petitions to put "One Fair Wage" on the ballot.