For a second day local fast food workers are expected to walk off their jobs at major national chains like Wendy’s, Hardee’s, and Domino’s. They are pushing for higher wages, better working conditions and the right to form a union.
"Workers at Jimmy Johns in Soulard say they want a livable wage of $15 dollars an hour. That includes Rasheen Aldridge who says pay isn't the only issue - management often humiliates the employees when they do something wrong.
Jimmy Johns is known for their slogan "subs so fast you'll freak." Aldridge says that when employees lag behind, they have to hold signs reading "I don't make sandwiches fast enough." Reporting from Soulard, Michael Golde, KTRS News"
Several hours later, several employees walked off the job at a Florissant McDonalds. Similar protests have taken place in New York and Chicago.
People who live within a mile of the smelly Bridgeton Landfill are being offered alternative housing until crews remove concrete pipe sections to get rid of the stench.
The Post Dispatch reports the program is voluntary and will be offered to residents living in Spanish Village, Terrisan Reste mobile home community and certain areas of the Carrollton Village Condominiums.
The landfill is offering to pay hotel lodging fees and taxes at an extended say hotel selected by Bridgeton Landfill officials.
The project is expected to last until June 14.
Workers at the gourmet sandwich chain Jimmy John’s plan to picket today in south city over what they say is unfair treatment and poor pay.
They plan to walk off their jobs at the Soulard location in the 16-hundred block of South Broadway later this morning.
Workers say they will strike for a $15 per hour wage floor and to take a stand against unfair retaliation targeting workers who are sticking together to speak out for better jobs.
Nationally, workers say during the past several months, managers required workers to publicly hold signs stating that they were incapable of making sandwiches fast enough or getting customers through the drive-thru quickly.
Inspired by fast-food workers in New York City and Chicago who walked off their jobs last month.