TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY PASSES MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE!!! MEANWHILE, MISSOURI LEGISLATURE MOVES FORWARD WITH BILL TO BLOCK!!!
Looming threats to crackdown on municipal minimum wage increases from the Missouri legislature did not dissuade City Council today in a historic vote that approved a controversial ordinance.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY FAIR WAGE FIGHTERS WIN ANOTHER ROUND WITH TODAY'S PAY RAISE SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 2017!!!
Sponsored by Council Members Quinton Lucas, Teresa Loar and Alissia Canady here's what was approved . . .
170193: Enacting a new Article IV, Chapter 38, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Minimum Wage” to establish a municipal minimum wage of $8.50 per hour on September 18, 2017, to increase that municipal minimum wage to $13.00 per hour by January 1, 2023, to be increased or decreased by the cost of living January 1, 2024 and each year thereafter; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.
Meanwhile, the Missouri House just approved a bill blocking STL, KC and any other Show-Me State towns from raising the minimum wage.
Long story short . . . This is another court fight coming up in Missouri with opponents of the higher minimum wage increase already confronting an earlier defeat in the state Supreme Court.
Developing . . .