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April 3, 2014 10:25 PM

‘Wage theft’ is rallying cry for some area fast-food workers

A new issue is growing out of labor’s drive for a higher minimum wage for fast-food employees: wage theft, an umbrella term for failing to pay workers what they’re legally owed. It came to the forefront Thursday in front of three McDonald’s and Burger King restaurants in midtown Kansas City. The midday rally by the StandUpKC coalition was attended by about 250 members of the fast-food workforce, labor unions, and the faith, justice and legal communities.

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