St. Louis fast food workers were on the streets today for a second round of protests to raise wages and form a union.
Supporters carried signs and chanted both in and outside of McDonald’s on South Broadway and encouraged employees to walk out and join them in the strike. Reverend Martin Rafanan says that fast food workers and participants are more prepared on this second go around.
Judge Jimmie Edwards speaks at today's press conference. Edwards created the youth-focused Innovative Concept Academy, which will benefit from a grant from the Department of Labor to create job training opportunities for criminal offenders.
Ex-criminal offenders in the St. Louis region will get assistance in finding jobs through two new grants from the Department of Labor.
The Fathers' Support Center received a $1.4 million grant, and the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment is working with the Center to create more job training opportunities for former felons. The “Training to Work – Adult Reentry” grant will fund job training through Ranken Technical College.