After months of debate, the Kansas City Council voted Thursday for a minimum wage increase that calls for $13 per hour by 2020. After the vote, Dana Wittman of Stand Up KC (middle) led the cheers just outside the council chambers.
After months of debate, the Kansas City Council voted Thursday for a minimum wage increase that calls for $13 per hour by 2020. After the vote, Dana Wittman of Stand Up KC (middle) led the cheers just outside the council chambers. Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com
After months of debate, the Kansas City Council voted Thursday for a minimum wage increase that calls for $13 per hour by 2020. After the vote, Dana Wittman of Stand Up KC (middle) led the cheers just outside the council chambers. Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com

Kansas City Council votes for minimum wage increase to $13 per hour by 2020

July 16, 2015 9:46 AM

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