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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Good News

Minimum wage in STL could raise to $10 next week

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The minimum wage in St Louis could go up as soon as next week.

The Missouri Supreme Court declined to get involved in a fight over raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour.

In February, the court rejected claims by business groups that setting a wage higher than the state's would spawn regulatory confusion. The state's minimum wage is currently set at $7.65 an hour.

But the court refused to revisit the issue, ending the debate.

The ordinance sets a $10-an-hour minimum wage in the city this year, climbing to $11 in 2018.

Mayor Lyda Krewson calls the..........


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 Post subject: Re: Minimum Wage
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:20 pm 
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Good! Let's hope for the sooner the better.

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 Post subject: Re: Minimum Wage
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:23 pm 
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Good! Let's hope for the sooner the better.


yes less slowing of progress

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 Post subject: Re: Minimum Wage
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Missouri passes bill to undo St. Louis wage hike

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO. - A new minimum wage in St. Louis could be undone under legislation heading to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

Missouri's Republican-led Legislature gave final approval Friday to a bill banning cities from adopting minimum wages higher than the state's rate, which is currently $7.70 an hour.

The intent is to reverse a $10 an hour minimum wage that took effect May 5 in St. Louis after being upheld by the courts.

The Senate passed the bill despite vigorous opposition from Democrats. The House then did likewise in the final moments before the mandatory 6 p.m. deadline to end its work...............



Bill blocking St. Louis minimum wage hike is sent to Greitens


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........The increase took effect in St. Louis last week, marking what low-wage workers had hoped was the end of a two-year legal fight with business groups that had challenged the city ordinance.........

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 Post subject: Re: Minimum Wage
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Missouri lawmakers just took raises away from minimum wage workers
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“They literally took money out of the pockets of individuals.”

.........Things were supposed to be a little easier for her by now. In 2015, St. Louis passed a minimum wage increase that would have mandated that workers be paid at least $9 an hour that year, $10 an hour this year, and $11 by next year. But it passed on the very same day that the state’s preemption law, which blocks cities and localities from increasing their own wages, took effect. After a consortium of business groups sued to block the increase, it was under an injunction until a judge in February ruled in favor of the increase. It immediately took effect after the injunction was lifted.

But while the $10 minimum wage is technically in effect now, Douglas says she still hasn’t seen any extra money in her paycheck. She still makes just $7.90 an hour, even after a decade of working at the same place.
“This is how much I really need this,” she said, thinking about her potential water shutoff. “I need that ten dollars so I can pay my bills.”........


the desperation of the affluent to saddle working families with desperation.

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 Post subject: Re: Minimum Wage
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You see I call people like this terrorists, tell the person who cant survive on $7.90 otherwise

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 Post subject: Re: Minimum Wage
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looking to raise minimum wage in Ontario, Canada to 15$ an hour

Proposed changes to labour law met with mixed emotion from auto industry

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Reports that the Ontario cabinet discussed proposed changes to labour legislation this week was met Friday with mixed emotions.

Labour advocates lauded the two main proposals leaked from the cabinet session, while the spokesman for parts manufacturers was less than enthusiastic.

The province is said to be on the cusp of raising minimum wage to $15 an hour from $11.40.........


........Volpe said raising minimum wage could affect the pool of available labour for his industry. Workers may eschew automotive jobs for other employment that does not involve assembly lines or shift work, he said. “It generally tightens the labour pool.”

But the union that represents autoworkers applauds the change. “People need a liveable wage,” said Unifor president Gerry Dias. “If you can’t afford to pay 15 bucks an hour, you have to look at your business model.”

Dias said, in the automotive parts industry, there are some non-unionized shops that pay less than $15. Some of the owners, meanwhile, are making millions.

“For them to object to people making $15 an hour pisses me off — the hypcocrisy,” he said.

Auto analyst Dennis DesRosiers said increasing minimum wage will have little effect on the industry. “I have a hard time connecting the dots on that,” he said. Most plants pay more than minimum wage and those that don’t constitute “a fly speck in our industry – as it should be.”

Autoworkers deserve higher wages because the work is repetitive and physically difficult, he said. “They deserve the high pay they get.”

In addition to boosting minimum wage, the province appears poised to allow workplaces to become unionized without a secret-ballot vote by workers. Instead, all unions will need to be certified in a workplace is having a majority of workers sign union cards............

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