KC fast food workers to strike as part of national movement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some of the people who make your Whoppers, Big Macs and Frosties will be part of a nationwide movement next week.

Fast food workers in seven U.S. cities plan to protest in hopes they can receive $15 per hour, which is what they call a living wage.

According to the Washington Post, employees of restaurants like McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and KFC, plan to protest on Monday and Tuesday in seven cities across the country including Kansas City and St. Louis.

Michael Schaefer works for a major national chain restaurant in Kansas City and said even with living with two roommates, it's still a struggle to get by every day. He plans to be part of the protest.

"For someone to work and make companies billions and they can't even put food in their own house, it's crazy," Schaefer said.

Local organizers said their protest plans are not finalized yet, but they are planning activities for Monday and Tuesday.

Organizers said civil rights activist C.T. Vivian is lined up to speak in Kansas City. Vivian is known for his work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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