ROC United has joined a coalition of restaurant workers and workers’ rights groups to file ballot language that seeks to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers and raise the minimum wage to $12/hr in Michigan. Once the state finalizes the ballot language, we’ll set our sights on gathering the necessary signatures for placement on the statewide ballot.

We are honored to have two legendary actresses, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on our side! They will join us for a series of fundraising and public education events in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor this week. Fonda and Tomlin will speak out about the need for One Fair Wage in Michigan, and the importance of amplifying the voices and perspective of those who work in the restaurant industry in Michigan.

Join us at one of the exciting events listed below:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Kalamazoo College at 11:30 am – 1:15 pm at 205 Monroe Street Kalamazoo, MI 49006 presented by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College

Thursday, September 14, 2017: Wayne State University at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Guest Lecturers Room 150, northwest corner of Warren and Anthony Wayne Drive, 5045 Anthony Wayne Drive Detroit, Michigan 48201.

Friday, September 15, 2017: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor at the Power Center for the Performing Arts at 121 Fletcher Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 presented by the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Initiative and the Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy

Now is the time to do away with the unjust, unfair subminimum wage system in Michigan once and for all. We need your support to make that happen. Join us at one of this week’s events, and be sure to spread the word to your families and friends.