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St. Louis Aldermen to discuss minimum wage proposal Tuesday

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) --- On Tuesday, St. Louis Aldermen will be called in for a special session regarding the minimum wage debate.

Currently, minimum wage is $7.65 an hour in the City of St. Louis but aldermen are looking at a proposal to raise it to $13 by 2020. The original proposal was to raise the minimum wage to $15, then aldermen debated $11.

“We’re having more and more profits of corporations concentrated at the top and that money is not making the way down to the workers,” said Alderwoman Megan Green. “We have nearly 80,000 low wage workers in St. Louis who can’t make ends meet without a raise.”

There has been much debate surrounding the bill since it was first purposed last month. Those against the bill say it will hurt the city’s already fragile economy. Supporters argue it will give a boost to workers struggling to survive on the current minimum wage.

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