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Judge’s Decision To Strike Down St. Louis’ Minimum Wage Law Generating Criticism

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Judge’s Decision To Strike Down St. Louis’ Minimum Wage Law Generating Criticism

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A judge’s decision to strike down St. Louis’ minimum wage law is generating criticism. Missouri Jobs with Justice released the following statement on Wednesday’s court ruling against the St. Louis minimum wage increase: We are disappointed that today’s ruling will prevent more than 30,000 families from receiving a much-needed and well-earned […]

Judge’s Decision To Strike Down St. Louis’ Minimum Wage Law Generating Criticism

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A judge’s decision to strike down St. Louis’ minimum wage law is generating criticism.

Missouri Jobs with Justice released the following statement on Wednesday’s court ruling against the St. Louis minimum wage increase:

We are disappointed that today’s ruling will prevent more than 30,000 families from receiving a much-needed and well-earned raise next week. Today’s ruling only benefits the wealthiest few who pushed legal action, while making it harder for parents to put food on the table for their children.

The increase passed by the Board of Aldermen in St. Louis reflects a growing consensus that the crisis of poverty wages needs to be addressed at every level in our economy and we thank the City’s elected officials for their continued leadership on this. We expect this lower court ruling will be appealed while we all continue to work to have the consensus of voters to increase the minimum wage reflected by our elected officials at the local, state and federal levels.

Meanwhile, members of Show-Me-Fifteen are also speaking out about this decision.  Fifty-two-year-old Frances Holmes, a McDonald’s worker had this to say: “Judge Ohmer’s decision is truly disappointing, as it shows a complete disregard for what workers like me need to get by in St Louis. I’m still in the fight for a living wage in the city of St. Louis, which is $15 an hour. $11 in 2018 isn’t enough for me, it won’t get me out of the boarding house I currently live in, and it’s not even close to what the work I do at McDonald’s is worth. I’m fighting for $15 and union rights now, by any means necessary.”

In August, the St. Louis Board of Alderman voted to raise the minimum wage in the city.

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