Saturday, July 1, 2017

St. Louis Setback

The minimum wage in St. Louis will revert to $7.70 an hour on Aug. 28, with Gov. Eric Greitens announcing on Friday that he will allow a bill blocking the city’s increase to become law without his signature.


He can sign it, veto it or take the middle course — without action before a constitutional deadline, the bill automatically takes effect.


The bill in question bans local minimum wages, requiring all cities and municipalities in Missouri to stick to the statewide standard.

Minimum wage workers in St. Louis are making $10 an hour after winning a two-year legal fight against business groups who challenged a 2015 city ordinance authorizing an increase.

  ST. Louis Today
How can you fucking ban minimu wages?
“I disapprove of the way politicians handled this,” Greitens said. “That’s why I won’t be signing my name to their bill.”
Really? You don't disapprove of the bill, just the way they handled it? Sure. I believe that, you fucking coward.
“Signing it would have shown the fact that he is heartless and that he really doesn’t care about the working poor,” Nasheed said. “So what he didn’t want to do is sign a bill to take money out of the pockets of those who already have an increase, but still do so.”
...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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