Fast food, home health and childcare workers nationwide went on strike Tuesday, including workers in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas, to protest for higher wages and union rights.
Demonstrators in more than 500 cities throughout the country are calling for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize low-wage workers.
Both St. Louis and Kansas City have considered proposals to raise the minimum wage. During the Legislature’s veto session in September, lawmakers voted to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that tells cities they can’t set a greater minimum wage than the state.