The Minimum Wage Plot Thickens

4 col Minimum wage

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

Opponents of the minimum wage increase that is slated to take affect this month submitted more than 6,000 signatures of the 3,400 signatures needed to the City Clerk on Friday, August 21, as a referendum  to try and overturn the ordinance Kansas City, Missouri’s City Council passed several weeks ago that would raise the City’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2020.
The City Council voted on Thursday, August 20, to place a citizen’s petition initiative before the voters on a November ballot. The ballot measure would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The City had until Thursday to pass the measure so that it could get on the November ballot.



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