A call for $15 minimum wage during lunchtime protest in Kansas City

February 12, 2018 - 3:46 pm
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Kansas City, MO - A few dozen people gathered outside a McDonalds restaurant at Troost and Cleaver II to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

The group was led by Stand Up KC which used the 50th anniversary of the Memphis sanitation strike in 1968 to fuel their demonstration.

#KCMO stood with the National #PoorPeoplesCampaign campaign today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Memphis sanitation strike. BUT WE’RE NOT DONE YET! Sign up at https://t.co/JtS37xieyE for updates. #FightFor15 pic.twitter.com/CSZWCYem7W

— Stand Up KC (@standup_kc) February 12, 2018

The protestors say they targeted McDonald's because as the biggest fast food chain, it should lead the way in paying higher wages.

 

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