2:43 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

McDonald's Workers Planning Protest To Ask For Living Wage

Fast food workers are planning to rally at McDonald's to ask for higher wages.
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Fast food workers plan to rally Friday evening at the McDonald's restaurant at the corner of Troost Avenue and Meyer Boulevard in Kansas City, Mo.

They're pushing for a $15-an-hour wage and asking McDonald's Corp to take responsibility for employment decisions made at franchised restaurants.

Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board determined McDonald's Corp has what's known as "joint employer status" in a series of labor complaints filed by striking workers. The ruling means McDonald's Corp can be named as a co-defendant in disputes with franchise employees.

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12:50 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Nutrition Issues To Take Stage At McDonald's Meeting

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A corporate watchdog group that recently sent letters to 22 hospitals, including Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, asking them to oust McDonald’s restaurants from their campuses, is now taking its fast food plight directly to restaurant shareholders.

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12:28 am
Thu March 8, 2012

How Fast Food Found A Home In One Hospital

McDonalds at Truman Medical Center
Elana Gordon KCUR

Truman Medical Center is on the front lines of health care in Kansas City.  The safety-net hospital treated nearly 100,000 patients last year.  But lately, hospital leaders have been trying to figure out ways to prevent people from getting sick and becoming patients in the first place.  CEO John Bluford has been waging a wellness campaign, promoting better nutrition and battling junk food. 

So what’s a McDonald's doing right inside a main hospital entrance?

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