700 march, rally at Wayne State in Detroit, support $15 per hour pay for fast food workers

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DETROIT — About 700 people have marched in Detroit to demonstrate in favor of a $15 hourly wage for fast food workers.

Wednesday evening's march was part of a national series of protests against what organizers say are substandard pay rates for fast food and other workers.

The Detroit Free Press says it began on the Wayne State University campus and included a rally outside the Walter P. Reuther Library, named for the pioneering United Auto Workers union leader.

On Tuesday night, protesters gathered at a McDonald's restaurant in Detroit. Organizers say three employees walked off the job.

The push comes two weeks after McDonald's announced a pay bump for workers at its company-owned stores. The Fight for $15 campaign is spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union.

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