Fast Food http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Fast Food Workers Join The Global Strike For $15 An Hour http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-fast-food-workers-join-global-strike-15-hour <p></p><p></p><p>Fast food workers around the globe and in St. Louis went on strike Thursday. Workers, wearing black T-shirts that say "Show Me $15," rallied in front of a Wendy's in south St. Louis. The workers are asking for $15 an hour, about double what many workers currently receive.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:41:17 +0000 Jess Jiang 36178 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Fast Food Workers Join The Global Strike For $15 An Hour Group Presents Minimum Wage Petitions To Sen. Blunt's Office http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/group-presents-minimum-wage-petitions-sen-blunts-office <p>Raising the minimum wage would be a big help for people like&nbsp;Shnette Hooker, an employee at a McDonald’s in Spanish Lake. Hooker said, it would allow people “to save a little money,” “take care of their kids” and “get off the assistance that everybody is on.”&nbsp;</p><p>But more than just that, Hooker said boosting the minimum wage is a matter of fairness.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:51:24 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34535 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Group Presents Minimum Wage Petitions To Sen. Blunt's Office 'STL Can't Survive On 7.35' Campaign Continues Rally For Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-cant-survive-735-campaign-continues-rally-change <p></p><p>Fast food workers and supporters donned ponchos and held signs today as they rallied for change in the Central West End as part of the <a href="https://twitter.com/STL735">STL Can’t Survive on $7.35</a> campaign.</p><p>Protesters marched between Arby’s, McDonald’s, and Domino’s Pizza as they seek a pay increase for employees to $15 an hour and the right to unionize without backlash.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:07:23 +0000 Erin Williams 26250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'STL Can't Survive On 7.35' Campaign Continues Rally For Change