Low-wage workers listened to speakers while demonstrating Dec. 4 at the Sonic Drive-In at 920 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. They also demonstrated at a nearby McDonald's and a Phillips 66 gas station at 47th and State Avenue. Cost-of-living adjustments built into Missouri’s minimum wage law will push the state’s wage floor up to $7.65 an hour on Jan. 1. Workers in Kansas fall under the federal rate, which has not been raised since 2009.
Low-wage workers listened to speakers while demonstrating Dec. 4 at the Sonic Drive-In at 920 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. They also demonstrated at a nearby McDonald's and a Phillips 66 gas station at 47th and State Avenue. Cost-of-living adjustments built into Missouri’s minimum wage law will push the state’s wage floor up to $7.65 an hour on Jan. 1. Workers in Kansas fall under the federal rate, which has not been raised since 2009. File photo by KEITH MYERS The Kansas City Star
Low-wage workers listened to speakers while demonstrating Dec. 4 at the Sonic Drive-In at 920 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. They also demonstrated at a nearby McDonald's and a Phillips 66 gas station at 47th and State Avenue. Cost-of-living adjustments built into Missouri’s minimum wage law will push the state’s wage floor up to $7.65 an hour on Jan. 1. Workers in Kansas fall under the federal rate, which has not been raised since 2009. File photo by KEITH MYERS The Kansas City Star