QSR employees plan 150-city strike this week
Quick-service employees in more than 150 cities are planning on walking off their jobs this Thursday as part of their ongoing protest for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union. The strikes originally began in late 2012 and have accelerated to additional cities across the world since then.
The striking employees also recently held their first convention in Chicago.
Thursday’s protests are expected across the country from employees at McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC, among other companies.
According to a news release, employees will not strike in the St. Louis area because of recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis workers will instead join strike lines in New York City, Memphis, Nashville and Little Rock, Ark.