St. Louis Post Dispatch: Joe Edwards: Want to grow businesses and revitalize communities? Raise the minimum wage

Op-Ed By Joe Edwards
St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 2, 2018

I believe in the American dream, where people deserve a chance to make their lives better. If you work hard, especially if you work full time, you should be able to live decently and support your family. Sadly, that simply is not possible at Missouri’s current minimum wage of $7.85 an hour. ...

Joe Edwards owns multiple businesses in St. Louis, including Blueberry Hill restaurant and music club, the Moonrise Hotel, the Pageant and Delmar Hall concert nightclubs, Peacock Diner, Flamingo Bowl and Pin-Up Bowl, and is a member of Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage.

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