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A pesar de la tarifa gratuita del transporte público, muchos trabajadores que usan RideKC enfrentan dificultades a lo largo de sus rutas diarias.

Esta historia fue traducida por Claudia Yaujar-Amaro. Esta historia también está disponible en ingles. Lea aquí. De lunes a viernes, Melissa Douds toma el autobús de la calle 35 a las 5:48 a.m. para llegar a su trabajo en el Centro de Convenciones Bartle Hall.  Comenzando en la parada de Armour y Gillham en el parque…

The fight for a living wage in Kansas City no longer stops at $15 an hour

For years, Kansas City workers and organizers have fought to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The demand was front and center recently when workers at the Taco Bell fast-food restaurant on Wornall Road in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood held a walkout over claims of poor working conditions and low wages.  “We…

‘Taco hell’: KC Taco Bell workers walk out over Labor Day

Three days before Labor Day, the holiday honoring American workers, employees at the Taco Bell fast-food restaurant in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood walked off the job in the middle of the lunch hour.  The four shift workers walked into the embrace of dozens of protesters clad in bright red shirts reading Stand Up KC. The…

KC Goes Tech provides training — and earning potential — to the people

In Kansas City and across the country, there aren’t enough workers to fill middle-skills jobs, which require at least a high school diploma but not a four-year degree.  According to the latest data available from the National Skills Coalition, in 2018, 52% of U.S. jobs require skills training beyond high school. But only 43% of…