Friday, May 10, 2013

Photos/Video: Fast-Food Workers March Through Delmar Loop for Better Pay

Posted By on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM

  • Photos: Krystyna Ninh

Fast-food workers and their supporters kept their pledge yesterday in staging a large and boisterous march and rally Thursday afternoon in the Delmar Loop.

See also: - St. Louis Fast-Food Workers Want Better Pay, Union Representation - Slideshow: Fast-Food Workers March Though Delmar Loop

Chanting slogans such as "get up, get down; fast-food workers run this town!" and "we want change; and we don't mean pennies!" the group of more than 100 marched past Church's, Chipotle and other fast-food restaurants before ending at Vintage Vinyl for speeches.


The demonstration follows similar protests in Chicago and New York in which employees walked off their jobs for a day. And like efforts in those cities, the group STL Can't Survive on $7.35 is asking that fast-food workers earn a living wage of $15 an hour and be free to join a labor union without retaliation from their employers.

Continue on for videos of yesterday's march.

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