Fast-Food Workers In St. Louis, KC Join Protests Over Wages

Hundreds of workers from dozens of fast-food restaurants in St. Louis and Kansas City joined strikes and protests Monday that are expected to take place again today in several cities across the country. The walk-outs are a continuation of a campaign that began this spring calling for increased pay for fast-food workers, whose entry-level wages often hover around the federal minimum wage and put them below the poverty line. Democratic U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City and William Lacy Clay of St. Louis attended demonstrations in their districts. Nationally, protest organizers are calling for pay of $15 an hour, which some policy organizations have said isn’t viable.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Kansas City Star

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