Hundreds of fast food workers around St. Louis have stopped cooking food today and started picketing in an effort to get higher wages.
More than 100 employees from major national brands like Wendy’s, Hardee’s, and Domino’s will walk off their jobs in a push for higher wages.
Fast food workers at the Jimmy John’s in Soulard are picketing this afternoon demanding higher wages and union representation.
Almost 800 food and building-service workers are on strike at the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus.
The union rejected the latest contract offer from the school district prior to going on Christmas break.
The Faculty Association reached the deal Nov. 9, nearly a week after many of its members went on strike.
The two sides signed the tentative deal Monday after the union ended its week-long strike on Nov. 9.
Two sides have reached verbal agreement on many of the once-thorny contract issues.
SIUC Faculty Association remain on the picket lines.
It was not immediately clear how many members of the Faculty Association union participated in the walkout. That union represents roughly 650 employees.
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