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Wage Whiplash

Fast food workers take part in a protest organized by Show Me $15 outside a McDonald's on Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis on March 15, 2017. (Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio)

Fast food workers take part in a protest organized by Show Me $15 outside a McDonald's on Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis on March 15, 2017. (Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio)

Earlier this summer, we got bombarded with messages and emails from people wanting to know if it was true that Missouri has snatched back a wage increase from the lowest-paid workers in St. Louis. Short answer? Yes. But today’s show isn’t about that short answer. It’s about the long one.The story of HOW and WHY the city is locked in this battle. And the growing movement to keep up the fight to raise the standard of living for thousands of low-wage workers in this state — which now centers a lot on regular people working to get the raise back.

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