The debate over increasing the minimum wage has been a hot topic recently. Below are the two minimum wage bills under consideration by the Kansas City City Council and the Saint Louis City Council.
Also below is a bill recently passed by the state legislature that would prohibit political subdivisions (cities, counties, and such) from raising the minimum wage above that set by state or federal law.
April 7, 2014
In the 2007, the Missouri Supreme Court overruled 60 years of case law and determined that teachers have the right to organize and collectively bargain. We at the Show-Me Institute wanted to determine how many districts have entered into collective bargaining agreements (CBA), so we requested CBAs from every district with more than 1,000 students. About 1/5 of the districts we contacted had a formal CBA. In the interest of transparency, we have now posted those agreements online.