Friday, October 20, 2017
CELEBRATE FAKE KANSAS CITY FAIR WAGE CITY HALL BIDDING AND STICKER VOTE!!!
Here's a bit of 12th & Oak legislation that didn't merit much of a mention from most City Hall watchers but still deserves scrutiny . . .
MAYOR SLY AND MOST OF THE COUNCIL PASSED A FAKE FAIR WAGE INCREASE THAT'S MOSTLY NONBINDING AND PROMOTES NEAT NEW STICKERS!!!
The new decals might or might not look something like this . . .
Nevertheless . . .
Agree or disagree with the minimum wage increase in Missouri - That really does need to be lifted from a disgusting $7.70 theft that's currently the State Law . . .
This isn't real change or progress . . . It's a PR move that's is easily thwarted by an emergency ordinance, loopholes in the legislation or by a company simply choosing not to do business with KCMO.
Advocates of higher wages have been fighting for years to raise the minimum wage in Kansas City and for their trouble the Mayor and his supporters on the Council have given them a sticker.
The proposal sets a baseline for those who contract with the city. But not all would be impacted, only those who contract with the city for at least $160,000.
Under the proposal, those companies would be required to implement a $10 minimum wage to their workers or provide equivalent benefits . . . Companies bidding on city project either have to pay the minimum wage approved by voters, which will go up to $15 per hour in the next five years, or give compelling answers to questions about company benefits, training, and career tracks.
City Council approved $10,000 in funding to start giving stickers to businesses who request them to put in their windows who are in compliance with the minimum wage hike approved by voters.
If businesses ask for a sticker and are later reported not to be paying those higher wages they will face city fines.
Fox4: Kansas City Council votes to require certain companies to pay higher minimum wage
KCTV5: New Minimum Wage Proposals
Developing . . .