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 she cannot always get “luxury” items like mascara or new socks.
Nearly 1.5 million Missouri voters agreed that our hard-working neighbors deserve a raise – that’s over 62% voting Yes on Proposition B in 2018. Unfortunately, some politicians and corporate lobbyists tried to gut the well-deserved and hard-fought win last year – and will likely do so again this year.