Our Missouri neighbors should not have to live in poverty.
By gradually raising Missouri’s minimum wage to $12 an hour, Prop B will help small businesses by injecting new dollars into the local economy. Prop B will also help hard-working people meet their basic needs and take care of their families.Take Action
When wages are raised at the bottom, money goes right back into our businesses and the larger community.
Mary Faucett, Small Business Owner, Springfield, MO
Every dollar increase in the minimum wage results in $2,800 in new consumer spending per household over the following year.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Study
Costs keep going up, but our wages haven’t kept pace. My husband and I live paycheck-to-paycheck.
Barbara Lomker, 59, a cashier at O’Fallon North Shop-n-Save
We pay a fair wage not just because it’s the right thing to do for the people who work for us. But because it’s good for our business overall.
Keith Bradley, Small Business Owner, Kansas City, MO
The minimum wage proposal would result in an increase of more than $1 billion in consumer buying power in Missouri.
Economic Policy Institute, 5/3/2018
It’s hard, it’s really hard. It’s like you’re living in poverty, and you’re working. It doesn’t make sense.
Barb Vasterling, 67, charter bus driver from St. Louis, MO
A full time worker earning minimum wage in Missouri makes just $16,000 a year.
Proposition B would help over 677,000 Missourians by 2023, including almost a hundred thousand working parents. These are health care workers, classroom aides, janitors and waitresses who put in an honest day’s work and still struggle to get by.
About Proposition B
If passed in November, Proposition B will raise the minimum wage in Missouri to $8.60 in 2019 and then increase by 85 cents a year until it reaches $12.00 in 2023. Join the movement to raise up Missouri’s economy and working families.Read More About Prop B