Board of Aldermen reconvene Tuesday to consider wage increase

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - There's a special meeting Tuesday morning for St. Louis Alderman to once again consider a plan to raise the city`s minimum wage. It comes as the alderman near the end of their summer vacation.

A proposal on the table is bringing the aldermen back from break a couple of weeks early. Alderman Shane Cone wants to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour by the year 2020. Other proposals for $11 an hour and Mayor Francis Slay’s push for $15 an hour both failed to win passage. Right now, the state’s minimum wage is $7.65 an hour.

This has been a tense debate. Last month aldermen left for summer vacation without making any decisions on a proposed increase. Tuesday morning`s meeting comes after some behind-the-scenes actions.

According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the email alerting aldermen of the special meeting was sent Saturday night.

Supporters of a higher minimum wage are planning a rally inside City Hall at 9:15a.m.

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