Across the country in 100 cities Thursday, thousands of fast food workers walked off the job demanding better wages. In Baltimore, a group of protestors joined the call for action.
The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest.
The Montgomery County Council has voted to establish a county minimum wage and raise that hourly rate to $11.50 by 2017.
A D.C. Council committee has unanimously approved a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest, by 2015.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said Friday he supports increasing the city’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, setting up a possible showdown with the D.C. Council over pay for low-wage workers.
The push to raise the minimum wage continues in Maryland. Governor Martin O’Malley and other state lawmakers are in favor of an increase, and now one county is set to vote on it.
The D.C. Council could vote as early as December on a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by July 2016, one of the nation’s highest, according to a key councilmember.
Bigger paychecks for minimum wage workers. Governor O’Malley is launching an online petition campaign.
Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday urged supporters of raising the minimum wage in Maryland to sign a petition.
Wal-Mart is opening two hiring centers in Washington just days after the D.C. Council failed to override a veto of an effort to require other large retailers to pay employees a “living wage.”
Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill Thursday that would force Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour, calling it a “job killer” that would not advance the goal of a living wage for District of Columbia workers.
Support is growing for an increase in Maryland’s minimum wage. Baltimore leaders join in a call to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.