Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis has issued the following statement in response to today's Missouri Supreme Court's decision to uphold the minimum wage law in the city of St. Louis:
“Any day that hard-working people are fairly compensated for their efforts is a great day. The Missouri Supreme Court has justly provided the opportunity for everyone to have a chance for a decent life and to support the economy.
Instead of deciding between putting food on the table and paying the rent on time, working families are now on an overdue path to earning $11 by 2018.
This deserved wage increase means that families will have a few extra dollars in their pockets to make it easier to pay for life’s necessities and to be able to enjoy an occasional movie, dinner out or to shop at one of our local stores.
Upholding the minimum wage is a victory for all of us.”