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'Save the Raise' rally aims to protect increased minimum wage in St. Louis

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Today, a "Save the Raise" protest got underway to keep the raised minimum wage in St. Louis. (Credit: KMOV) Today, a "Save the Raise" protest got underway to keep the raised minimum wage in St. Louis. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Minimum wage workers across the city of St. Louis have been fighting for years for a higher minimum wage.

Monday, a "Save the Raise" protest got underway to keep the raised minimum wage in St. Louis.

Earlier this summer, their increase was granted to $10 per hour.  However, the raise was short lived.

Lawmakers in Jefferson City quickly passed a law banning the city from setting their own minimum wage.

That state law will go into effect later this month, and hundreds across the city could see their paychecks decrease.

Minimum wage workers across the city have urged small business owners to keep paying their workers the higher wage, and more than 110 small businesses across the city have already pledged to keep paying their employees a minimum of $10 per hour.  

"Save the Raise" is handing out signs to local businesses who have agreed not to hire anyone below $10 an hour.

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