Fast food workers protest; ask for higher wages

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

protest2(KTVI) – Some St. Louis area fast food workers walked off the job Monday in a continuing effort to get higher wages.  The campaign started earlier this year with the slogan can’t survive on $7.35.  Now, some have been chanting, “Keep your burgers, keep your fries, make our salaries super-sized”

They’re demanding a pay increase, up to $15 an hour, but the right to unionize.  Workers walked off the job back in May over the same issues. They are demanding a higher minimum wage.  If congress won’t act on that then they want their employers to pay them more.

At least 100 workers from showed up at the McDonald’s on South Broadway to protest what they call unfair wages.  About 30 protesters showed up at a McDonald’s on West Florissant at around 4pm. There was a police presence  to make sure nothing got out of hand. The walk-off happened in six other cities as well.

A coalition of labor, community and clergy groups formed the ‘Fast Food Forward’ campaign to raise awareness about wages of restaurant employees.