strike http://kcur.org en Fast Food Wage Protest Aims To Gain KC Momentum http://kcur.org/post/fast-food-wage-protest-aims-gain-kc-momentum <p></p><p>More than a hundred people striking fast food chains brought their second one-day action in a month to&nbsp;&nbsp; Kansas City area locations.</p><p>The demands were higher pay and right to unionize without retaliation.</p><p></p><p>They carried signs but did not picket three locations and it was more a protest rally than formal strike.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:03:42 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42821 at http://kcur.org Fast Food Wage Protest Aims To Gain KC Momentum Kansas City Fast Food Strike Has National Minimum Wage Tie http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-fast-food-strike-has-national-minimum-wage-tie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some Kansas City fast food workers walked off the job July 29 in a seven city effort to hike the minimum wage to $15 and guarantee right to organize unions.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some 150 people marched in front of the Burger King at 47th and Troost.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver joined in strike-support and argued for a higher minimum wage. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:21:44 +0000 Dan Verbeck 41061 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Fast Food Strike Has National Minimum Wage Tie