The strikes have happened twice around the country, including in a few Missouri cities: some fast food workers walked off the job for a day and protested along side organized labor activists.
They want a doubling of their hourly pay rate, access to benefits and the right to organize a union that's recognized by the restaurant. Strike organizers say more protests are coming to the Show Me State.
Rev. Martin Rafanan of Missouri Jobs With Justice is among those organizing the walkouts. He says increasing compensation is good for everyone: the workers, their families, taxpayers and the state's economy.
The Show Me Institute's David Stokes, though, says forcing bigger paychecks will have the opposite effect.
Hear both sides of the discussion before you see the next round of strikes on the news.