With Missourians exercising their right to vote today, businesses are waiting until November to see the outcome of Proposition B, which would raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 over the next five years.
Raise Up Missouri and Business for a Fair Minimum Wage are two organizations rallying support for Prop B, with the latter collecting signatures of businesses across the state that support the measure.
Nearly 50 Springfield businesses have signed on in favor of Prop B, according to Business for a Fair Minimum Wage.
In alphabetical order, they are:
• 2B Well;
• B + B Boulangerie & Bakery;
• B2 Cafe;
• Bambino’s Cafe;
• Big Momma’s Coffee & Espresso Bar;
• Bob McCroskey Real Estate;
• Carver, Cantin & Mynarich;
• Culture Flock;
• Dharma Day Spa & Salon;
• Dynamic DNA;
• Flood Media Group;
• Flower Merchant;
• Hakaar’s Bazaar;
• Homegrown Food;
• Hoover Music Co.;
• Horton Electric Service;
• Hosmer King & Royce LLC;
• chiropractor Jeffery Jones;
• Kimono Designs;
• Lampert Law Office;
• Marianne Jones Interior Design;
• Martha’s Vineyard;
• Moon City Pub;
• Moore Printing Co.;
• Mostly Serious;
• Mudhouse Coffee;
• Pickwick Underground Framing;
• Prairie Pie;
• Q Enoteca;
• Red Velvet Art;
• Sharon Taylor Designs;
• Solely Jolie;
• Springfield Hot Glass;
• Stick It In Your Ear;
• Sunbelt Environmental Services;
• The Coffee Ethic;
• The Traveling Chef;
• The Wheelhouse;
• The Vecino Group;
• WaterSpring Advisors;
• Wax Bar; and
• Zen3 Spa and Bodyworks.
Statewide, more than 350 businesses signed the pledge supporting Prop B.
Signatures to place Prop B on the November ballot were certified Aug 2. by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft.
Prop B aims to raise Missouri’s current minimum wage from $7.85 per hour to $8.60 in 2019 with an 85 cent raise per year until 2023 for an ending amount of $12 per hour.
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