Fast-food workers are walking out from behind the counter and onto the sidewalks to intensify their demands, including here in St. Louis.
In addition to electing candidates, Illinois voters will be weighing in on five ballot questions.
Illinois Democrat wants to experience life on $8.25 per hour minimum wage.
A local rally got underway this morning at the McDonald’s on Tucker downtown.
Hancock & Kelley – Tuesday, July 22nd – Lew Prince on Minimum Wage; Cong. Rodney Davis; Larry Eckert, Owner of World’s Largest Catsup Bottle
John and Michael talk with Lew Prince about minimum wage; with U.S. Cong. Rodney Davis; with CBS News’ Mark Rosenker on the Malaysian jetliner black boxes; with Larry Eckert, owner of the world’s largest catsup bottle; and with American Red Cross CEO Cindy Erickson.
The White House says Lew Prince will be honored today as one of America’s “Champions of Change.”
Proposal would make the wage $10 per hour by 2015.
St. Louis city leader pushing for federal minimum wage hike & touting City Arch River project
The legislation now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who supports an increase.
Quinn is seeking re-election and told attendees Monday that he favors fair pay.