Fast-food workers in KC, St. Louis take part in national protest

Fast-food workers and their supporters marched Thursday in nearly 200 cities nationwide, including Kansas City and St. Louis, as part of the national “Fight for $15” movement that seeks unionization and higher wages for fast-food employees.

The movement began two years ago with a single protest in New York City and has since spread across the country and to employees in other low-wage industries, with financial backing and organizational support from labor unions.

The number of cities involved in Thursday’s protest would make it the largest yet for the movement.

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

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