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.