Alderman wants to 'ban the box' about criminal history from all job applications in St. Louis

by Sara Machi - KSDK

ST. LOUIS — John Collins-Muhammad said he personally knows people who benefitted when St. Louis banned questions about prior criminal history from city job applications.

"I know a bunch of people that have benefited from this," Collins Muhammad, Ward 21 Alderman said. "I want to see everybody benefit from this."

He is now proposing to "ban the box," prohibiting all employers from using the questions on initial job applications.

"So many times we see it, when you mark that box, that's it for you, go try somewhere else," he said.

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