Missouri Supreme Court Rejected Last-Ditch Legal Attack on St. Louis City Minimum Wage Increase

St. Louis workers are celebrating Tuesday’s ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court to clear the way for full and immediate implementation of the city’s law to increase the minimum wage from $7.65 to $10 an hour.

“Mayor Lyda Krewson was one of the key leaders in getting this minimum wage increase passed by the Board of Aldermen in 2015,” said Lenny Jones, Director of SEIU Healthcare Missouri. “And with this week’s Supreme Court ruling, we’re done with the delays. I’m glad Mayor Krewson and her team are moving quickly to ensure that workers start getting their raises immediately.”

The minimum wage goes from $7.65 to $10 initially for workers employed within the City of St. Louis. The law also puts in place an increase to $11 on January 1, 2018. V

Via Press Release

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