A higher minimum wage was the demand of protestors at the State Capitol Monday.
They want Governor Rick Snyder and the legislature to boost the state wage from $8.50 an hour, to $15.00 an hour. They called the current minimum wage a ‘slave wage.’
Velma Cornelius is a child care worker. She says she makes $9.50 an hour and has been working to increase the minimum wage for the last seven years.
“Because you can’t raise no shorty on nine-forty,” she said. “And you can’t survive, off of ten-forty-five.”