The St. Louis Civil Service Commission today unanimously approved a pay raise for city employees. The package now goes to the Board of Aldermen.
"City employees deserve this," said Mayor Francis Slay. "They are a big part of the City’s renaissance."
The package would provide employees with a 2.5% pay raise and a one-time $300 pay raise as soon as the Board of Aldermen approves it. "The City can afford this. It is fiscally responsible. The money is in the budget. No one will lose their job because of it. I would hope the aldermen act quickly so employees can see the raise in their paychecks by the middle of October," Slay said.
A lawsuit was filed yesterday to block the Civil Service Commission from approving the pay raise. Just before the Civil Service Commission meeting, a circuit judge ruled that the commission could move forward with the pay package.