strike http://kbia.org en For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table http://kbia.org/post/restaurant-workers-struggle-put-food-table Losia Nyankale, 29, didn't <em>mean</em> to make a career in the restaurant business. But after Nyankale was in college for two years, her mom lost her job as a schoolteacher and could no longer pay tuition. Then, Nyankale's temp jobs in bookkeeping dried up in the recession. So she went back to her standby — restaurant work.<p>"I did some kitchen work. The pantries or the salad station," she says. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:32:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 39606 at http://kbia.org For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table 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