KMOX News Radio: Group for a Fair Minimum Wage Presents Signatures in Jefferson City

ST. LOUIS (KMOX), May 2, 2018 - Business owners who support raising Missouri's minimum wage will be in Jefferson City this morning, supporting an effort aimed at putting the issue before voters in November. ...

Among those backing the push is Clever Real Estate, Chief Strategy Officer Luke Babich who says the group calling itself "Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage" represents a wide range of businesses. ...

The signatures were gathered by the group Raise Up Missouri, and a separate group Missouri Businesses for a Fair Minimum Wage announced its formation and support of the effort.

Supporters want to raise the minimum wage from $7.85 an hour today to $8.60 next year, eventually topping out at $12 an hour in 2023.

“In fact, paying our employees a fair wage means less turnover. It comes with reduced costs across the board. It’s about paying it forward, and not about paying more,” [Babich] said.

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