Supporters thanked those arrested for their commitment as they boarded the police wagon, recognizing that their wage increase would be a boost to all workers.
As they were taken away hundreds of supporters chanted "We want $15 and we want it now."
Fast food workers at the council meeting reportedly cried after the vote.
Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.
Fast-food workers and community and faith leaders protested systemic wage theft in the industry, just after the first-ever national poll of fast-food workers showed companies lare stealing money from 89 percent of their employees.
Two recently published reports shed damning light on the high cost of low wages in the fast food industry.
We've heard of ridiculous excuses companies use to fire pro-union workers, but a Seattle Subway shop takes the cake...er, cookie. Working Washington reports the firm fired Carlos Hernandez for giving a 66-cent cookie, free, to a 3-year-old.
AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.
At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."
A recent study by a University of Kansas School of Business student, Arnobio Morelix, has challenged claims by fast-food giant McDonald's that raising its low-paid workers' pay is unreasonable.