- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two teens whose firing from a Kansas pizza restaurant touched off a discussion about pay inequality are in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.

Issues arose this month after Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed found summer jobs at a Pizza Studio restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas. When Jensen asked why she was going to earn $8 an hour while Reed was set to earn $8.25 for the same job with the same amount of work experience, a female manager fired the two 17-year-olds. The friends from suburban Bonner Springs were told it was against company policy to discuss wages.

The California-based pizza chain has apologized, saying the manager wrong about the policy.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://j.mp/2adyI4v ) Walcott and Reed address the DNC Thursday about equal pay.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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