Issues

Raise the Wage

Raise Missouri's Minimum Wage. The current minimum wage of $7.65 is just too low. Most minimum wage workers are adults. Working full-time and making just $290 per week isn't enough to pay for gas, food, rent, health- and child-care.

Raise the Wage to restore our families.

  • The cost of living keeps rising but wages are falling behind. Every day, tens of thousands of full-time Missouri workers struggle to support their families on less than $15,000 a year. 
  • Raising the minimum wage says that we value hard work, especially the tough jobs done by waitresses, childcare workers, and nursing home employees.
Raise the Wage to restore our communities.
  • Raising wages for the nation's lowest-paid workers puts money into the hands of people who spend their incomes at the highest rates, boosting demand for goods and services in our neighborhood businesses.
  • Many small businesses in Missouri would like to pay their workers more because they know it's good for business, but they are already at a competitive disadvantage versus big national corporations. Raising the minimum wage for large companies helps workers and levels the playing field for small businesses.
Raise the Wage to restore our economy.
  • A diverse range of economic observers across the political spectrum are stressing the need to increase consumer spending in order to generate growth and hiring.
  • According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, every $1.00 in hourly wage increase for a minimum wage worker results in $2,800 in new consumer spending by his or her household over the following year.
Get in touch with us to find out how you can Raise the Wage for your community!