Ikea’s U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover.
City Alderman Shane Cohn has filed a substitute that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $8.25 immediately, which would match Illinois.
St. Louis Board of Aldermen host a public hearing tonight at 5:30 p.m. about Mayor Slay’s proposed Minimum wage increase.
City counselor Winston Calvert says he’s ready to defend the city’s right to set its own minimum wage, based on the city charter.
BJC HealthCare is raising its minimum wage, but a legal fight is expected for St. Louis City to increase its wages.
Mayor Slay has announced his plans to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour in St. Louis by 2020.
Three initiative petitions to increase Missouri’s minimum wage have been approved for circulation.
Aleigha Woods filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Peoria. She’s seeking class-action status to cover about 100 other dancers at Club Cabaret in Creve Coeur.
Slay spokeswoman Maggie Crane on Tuesday confirmed that the Democratic mayor wants to raise the city’s minimum. A starting point for discussion is $15 per hour by Jan. 1, 2020, Crane said, but details are still being ironed out.
Senate expanded a House bill Tuesday that would ban municipalities from barring the use of plastic bags and also stop cities and towns from increasing their minimum wage.