2020 Minimum Wage Increase Benefitting Missouri Workers

2020 Minimum Wage Increase Benefitting Missouri Workers

NPR’s Morning Edition profiles Kecia, Springfield Grocery Store Cashier, & the Impacts of Increased Minimum Wage

Nearly 7 million workers, like Kecia Jolley, are seeing a boost in their paychecks this month due to increases in the minimum wage.

Kecia works the closing shift at a Springfield grocery store and her hourly wage is going from $8.60 to $9.45 because of the power of Missouri voters.

This is a great start toward a living wage, but “We still need to keep pushing forward because, hopefully, people like me will be able to actually make it every month” says Kecia.

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