30,000 Families Suffer From Ruling Invalidating St. Louis City’s 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 starting tomorrow. 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.

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