St. Louis Fast Food Workers Expected to Protest This Week

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Fast food workers strike in St. Louis, spring 2013

Fast food workers strike in St. Louis, spring 2013

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Fast food workers in the St. Louis area are expected to walk off their jobs this week as they protest for higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Organizers say dozens of restaurants will be affected. The workers will be joined by clergy and community supporters.

Similar protests are also reportedly planned in Kansas City, New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Flint, Michigan.

In May, St. Louis fast food workers garnered national headlines when they walked off the job at more than 30 restaurants.

Organizers with the group “St. Louis Can’t Survive on $7.35” say workers can not afford basic necessities like food, clothing, and rent on a $7.35 wage.

The group’s Facebook page says a rally is also planned for Tuesday afternoon at Kiener Plaza.

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