October 2019

County raises its minimum pay

MARK MARBERRY | Oct 24, 2019 County officials contended with wage increases Tuesday when the St. Francois County Commission met in regular session at the courthouse annex. Human Resources Director Corey Schrum presented a study on the costs of raising the county’s minimum wage to either $11.50 or $12 per hour. “There were two parts Read More

Janitors rally for a $15 minimum wage in St. Louis ahead of contract negotiations

By Annika Merrilees St. Louis Post-Dispatch Oct 23, 2019 ST. LOUIS — Janitors rallied on Wednesday at the Old Courthouse downtown to demand a $15 minimum wage. Contract negotiations affecting more than 2,100 janitors begin next week, according to Service Employees International Union Local 1, which largely represents janitors at private businesses. “I’m 70 years Read More

What’s At Stake Nov. 5th: Fight For $15

By Cindy – October 24, 2019 With just 12 days left until the general election, now is the time to give everything you’ve got, to leave it all on the field. To help keep you motivated and focused, we’re running a quick series we’re calling “What’s At Stake Nov. 5th” highlighting a handful of reasons Read More