More than 20 Democrats in Maryland’s legislature are calling on their colleagues to get the minimum wage increase bills to the House and Senate floor as soon as possible.
Maryland lawmakers will be hearing testimony on a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage.
Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers pushing for a raise in the minimum wage are getting some help from a coalition of religious leaders.
Maryland’s Senate president on Thursday braced his colleagues for a difficult debate over raising the state’s minimum wage and asked senators to be open to compromise.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will be focusing his energy on raising the state’s minimum wage in his last legislative session as Maryland’s governor.
A state lawmaker from Prince George’s County is highlighting the difficulty of shopping for food as a minimum-wage earner.
D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells says he’ll spend a week keeping his food and transportation costs to the level of a minimum-wage worker.
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.
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.”
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.
Maryland’s crab packing houses were due to close next week, rather than meet federal orders to increase the wages of foreign workers. It was a plan to make those jobs more attractive to Americans. But a delay on the pay boost has saved the busiest part of the crabbing season.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski says the Department of Labor will delay implementation of visa changes that will increase wages for migrant workers at seafood processing plants.