Raise Pay, Don’t Take It Away

From the AFL-CIO

Income inequality in America is worse than it’s been in a century, but right-wing Missouri legislators are intent on making it worse by actually lowering working people’s pay.

On Monday, the new law lowering the minimum wage in St. Louis went into effect, taking $2.30 an hour from the city’s lowest-paid and most vulnerable workers.

Work should lift us up, not hold us down in poverty. Working families shouldn’t struggle to put food on the table or afford the basics.

Anti-worker politicians in Missouri have put the interests of their millionaire donors ahead of regular working families.

We should be raising working people’s pay, not taking it away.

$4,784: That’s how much money annually the right-wing majority in the Missouri Legislature will take away from every full-time minimum wage worker in St. Louis and Kansas City.