ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A crowd of about 30 protesters outside the Hampton Avenue McDonald’s in St. Louis. They want McDonald’s to join other businesses in the city that are keeping the $10 an hour minimum wage, even though a new state law that takes effect later this month would allow them to rollback to the state minimum wage of $7.70 an hour.
Betty Douglas has worked at the Hampton McDonald’s for 10 years.
“The $10 helped me a lot, because I don’t get any type of assistance, so with no assistance and making $7.90 an hour before the raise, it was very difficult,” she says.
The owner of the Hampton McDonald’s was not available for comment, and he did not call a KMOX reporter who left a business card seeking his reaction to the protest.