Groups opposed to St. Louis minimum wage hike want another day in court

The business organizations that took St. Louis’ law to raise the minimum wage to the Missouri Supreme Court filed a motion Wednesday for it to be reheard.

It was the last day they could challenge last month’s ruling that upheld the city’s law.

A phone call to one of the attorneys for the businesses was not immediately returned, but St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said he expected the move.

Slay recently testified before Missouri House and Senate committees against a bill that is moving quickly and would prevent any Missouri city from raising its minimum wage beyond the statewide minimum of $7.70.

St. Louis’ law sets the minimum at $10 this year and would raise it again to $11 next year. For now the mayor said the city is unable to enforce the increase because a lower court injunction remains in place, a situation he said is confusing for some businesses and workers.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio


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