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St. Louis Fast Food Workers To Join Nationwide Strike

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Dozens of demonstrators picketed outside the downtown St. Louis McDonald's on N. 13th Street Thursday morning. (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

Dozens of demonstrators picketed outside the downtown St. Louis McDonald’s on N. 13th Street Thursday morning. (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Some St. Louis fast food employees are expected to walk off the job Thursday as part of a nationwide movement spreading to about 50 cities.

Its the largest-ever strike to hit the fast-food industry, expecting to cost restaurant chains $200 billion.

Workers are fighting for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation or unfair labor practices.

Workers are expected to picket throughout the day at major St. Louis fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC. Previous St. Louis-area walkouts took place in May and July.

The protestors have also planned an 3:30 p.m. rally at the Old Courthouse, at 4th and Chestnut.

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