fast food workers strike http://kbia.org en Fast- Food workers protest for higher wages http://kbia.org/post/fast-food-workers-protest-higher-wages <p>Protestors took the sidewalk on Thursday demanding higher wages and the ability to form a union for the 2300 Fast-food workers in Columbia.</p><p>In more than 100 cities across the country, protests brought together various industry workers asking for a higher, more livable wage and the ability to form unions.</p><p>Passersby honk as a group of protestors chant "We cannot survive on $7.35" in front of the Burger King on Business Loop-70 in Columbia. Standing in 20 degree weather, the protestors demand higher wages and the ability to form a union.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:25:04 +0000 Caitlyn Gallip 44866 at http://kbia.org Fast- Food workers protest for higher wages Newscast for August 29, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-29-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Gov. Jay Nixon announces $3 million expansion of a Troy, Mo. auto part manufacturer</li><li>New Missouri state law to give military veterans higher education benefits</li><li>Attorney General Chris Koster&nbsp;has sided with Gov. Jay Nixon in a veteod tax bill determination</li><li>Strikes for better wages take place across the country, Columbia &nbsp; Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:03:59 +0000 George Varney 39686 at http://kbia.org Columbia joins national movement for better fast-food worker wages http://kbia.org/post/columbia-joins-national-movement-better-fast-food-worker-wages <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WZ92SMD8P3M" width="420"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Can't survive on $7.35 &nbsp;-- can't survive on $7.35."&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:20:29 +0000 Kellie Moore 39636 at http://kbia.org Columbia joins national movement for better fast-food worker wages More than 200 fast-food workers strike in St Louis, Kansas City http://kbia.org/post/more-200-fast-food-workers-strike-st-louis-kansas-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fast food workers in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas are hopeful their participation in brief strikes will lead to better pay and working conditions.</span></p><p>The strikes Monday and Tuesday were part of an effort in selected cities, including New York and Chicago, organized by the Fast Food Forward campaign, launched last year. Among the goals is to more than double the minimum wage, currently $7.25 per hour, to $15 per hour.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:35:42 +0000 Associated Press 37992 at http://kbia.org More than 200 fast-food workers strike in St Louis, Kansas City