SHOW-ME KANSAS CITY 'FIGHT FOR $15' MISSOURI SUPREME COURT SNEAK PEEK: STL MINIMUM WAGE HIKE UPHELD!!!
Here's a bit of foreshadowing of the upcoming fair wage fight headed for the August ballot . . . It seems that State Law is on the side of pay increase advocates.
Take a look:
STL: Missouri Supreme Court upholds St. Louis minimum wage hike
Attorneys for the business organizations argued that without a state standard, there could be thousands of minimum wages throughout the state, leading to confusion rather than consistency.
Lawyers for the city contended the cost of living in St. Louis is substantially higher than other areas in the state, hence the need for a change.
The court found that the St. Louis increase didn't conflict with the wage set by state law.
"Its purpose of protecting employees is served by setting a floor for minimum wages; nothing in the law suggests the state also wanted to protect employers by setting a maximum minimum wage."
Developing . . .