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SEIU Local 1 Janitor Sierra Parker Slams Governor Greitens’ Decision to Cave to Rich Special Interests on HB 1194
ST. LOUIS– The following statement is from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 janitor Sierra Parker, who saw her wage increase to $10 under St. Louis’ minimum wage hike. Just now, Governor Eric Greitens announced he will not veto HB 1194, meaning he will slash St. Louis’ minimum wage from the current $10 back down to $7.70, taking money out of the pockets of tens of thousands of working people:
“Governor Greitens’ announcement today shows his decision was never about Missouri’s working families. It was always about lowering wages and making his rich donors happy.
“The $10 minimum wage has already changed my life for the better. Now, Governor Greitens intends to take money out of the pockets of more than 35,000 St. Louis working families. For me and so many others, that means going back to living paycheck to paycheck.
“He thinks he can sneak his decision by us over the holiday, but this doesn’t change anything. Working people will keep up the fight to hold him accountable.”
SEIU Local 1 represents more than 8,000 janitors, higher education faculty, public sector workers, school custodians and industrial workers across Missouri. Together, SEIU Local 1 members fight for an economy that works for all working families, not just the wealthy and well-connected.