Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Kansas City 'Fight For $15' Fair Wage Recap



Quick recap of this week's Kansas City culture war, political and economic fight so we're all up to speed . . .

Here's the City Hall Minimum Wage Ordinance from 2015 that was passed and then SHUT DOWN because of Missouri law.

A week ago, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a minimum wage increase vote in STL.

Amid continued protests and political moves, fast food companies are pushing forward with kiosks, mobile orders and new tech to make their biz less reliant on low wage workers.

And while a minimum wage increase vote is scheduled for August in KCMO . . . The recent STL "Fair Wage" legal victory has inspired activists, politicos and Councilman Quinton Lucas to push for a Kansas City vote ON THURSDAY.

Mayor Sly James BACKTRACKED on his support of a local minimum wage increase and now wants to shift the responsibility of that move to the Missouri Legislature.

Meanwhile, Missouri legislators in Jeff City are working feverishly to preempt any new legislation that would increase the minimum wage in municipalities without statewide approval FIRST.

Developing . . .

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

A losing cause for Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

it was cynical and manipulative for anyone in leadership to "support" the $15 minimum wage, all the while knowing it wouldn't happen in real life.

Anonymous said...

The Supreme Court allowed the VOTE on the issue, not the notion that a city has the authority to set its own minimum wage.
If the St Louis vote is successful, the Supremes will declare it unconstitutional and void.
Cities get their authority from state legislatures.
This is just like Sly making believe KCMO public safety is an issue important to him and then blaming the legislature on a lack of gun legislation.
Playing one group after another.
It's worked so far.
Now the $800 million bond vote.

Anonymous said...

Sure give them $15 an hour. But can you get my order right next time at the drive though?

Anonymous said...

...just drive five minutes out of the city limits and buy your tacos and burgers and screw KC and their political bullshit.All this things will do is make even more part time workers as employers cut benefits to cut costs. Then employers will implement technology and cut employees and next thing you know the city and state both loose tax revenue from wages. People will never reward the pandering libtards for moves like this.

Retro ROCKER said...

The last time I had a robot prepare a burger for me robo,tried it out

Retro ROCKER said...

That fast food will make fat and you know the fast food place's are full more so in the suburbs then the city even on a Sunday some people have brunch but the fast food place's drive through are backed up and that is in the suburbs Driving a$ 45 thousand$ car through a Mc Donalds drive through lot

Anonymous said...

7:25 The Supreme Court UPHELD the St. Louis minimum wage. It didn't strike it down. Your after the fact psychic powers were wrong. Geesh do people even research stuff anymore? In the Google age, I am continually astonished at people's ignorance. You don't even have to type in your question anymore just speak into your microphone and Google will answer.

Anonymous said...

4:01 Nice try to sound smart. SC didn't make an official ruling on HB722. The ruling in St Louis is different because they passed their ordinance prior to the deadline. Try herding ignorant sheep elsewhere. It is a state issue, period.

Anonymous said...

453 no one said it wasn't different. The fact is they upheld the ordinance. I didn't say the ruling would uphold Kansas city. Are you saying the original poster at 725 was factually correct?

Anonymous said...

"If the St Louis vote is successful, the Supremes will declare it unconstitutional and void."

Well the vote was successful, and the supreme court didn't declare it unconditional and void. I didn't say I support the issue, just that I can't understand how someone could even post a comment like that in the Google age.