Missourians are seeing a wage increase ring in the new year. In 2020, Missouri’s minimum wage will rise from $8.60 per hour to $9.45 per hour.
In 2018, voters said “yes” to Proposition B, which gradually increases Missouri’s minimum wage from $7.85 an hour to $12 an hour by 2023.
With 62.34% of the vote, raising Missouri’s minimum wage was mandated from voters across the state. The raise in 2018 resulted in an additional $1,000 a year for Missouri’s full-time, minimum wage workers’ pockets.
“Missouri voters get it,” said Richard von Glahn, Missouri Jobs with Justice policy director. “Businesses cannot thrive when their workers, or customers, are living in poverty.”
Proposition B was endorsed by a diverse and bipartisan coalition of workers, faith leaders, elected officials and business owners who continue to defend this voter-passed mandate.
Increasing Missouri’s minimum wage was estimated to impact 677,000 Missourians, which equates to one in four workers.