Missouri Employees May be Getting Paid More

Proposition B, on the November ballot this election season, would raise minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023 if passed. According to the State of Missouri Office of Secretary of State, the current minimum wage is $7.85 an hour, and will increase by about 85 cents every year if passed. Raise Up Missouri is a coalition of advocates to raise the minimum wage gradually. The Communications Director says a full-time worker making minimum wage in Missouri earns $314 a week and roughly $16,000 a year.Raise Up Missouri said the increase in minimum wage will boost businesses because they will benefit from the income they are getting from people who have more earnings to spend in their community.