Nearly 120 low-wage workers and their advocates rallied Tuesday in Kansas City to call attention to safety problems in fast-food restaurants. The protest was staged at 5 p.m. in front of a McDonald’s restaurant at 3051 Van Brunt Blvd.
Workers from McDonald’s and Burger King spoke about insufficient staffing and pressure to work fast as the main causes of burns they suffered at work. Some said their stores lacked first-aid kits or the gloves needed to treat or prevent burns.
Workers from Wendy’s, Taco Bell and Popeyes also attended the rally along with members of StandUpKC and labor unions.
A report released Monday by a coalition of labor unions, health and technical professionals said 79 percent of U.S. fast-food workers had suffered burns on the job.
| The Star