CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of West Virginia Citizen Action Group and labor unions protested outside a pair of restaurants and a convenience store Thursday afternoon in Charleston calling for an increase in the minimum wage.
The protest, which part of a national effort, focused on what many were calling a livable wage.
About two dozen protestors held signs on Washington Street East just a block from state capitol close to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Domino’s Pizza and 7-Eleven. Most held signs calling for an increase in pay for those working at the businesses nearby.
“Are you sure you want to underpay the people preparing your food?” One sign asked. While another said, “McPoverty, I’m hating it.”