ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland-based health system has announced that it’ll raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour for its employees.
The Capital Gazette reports the Anne Arundel Medical Center says the change will begin immediately an affect around 1,100 of its 4,850 employees, who receive a minimum of $13 an hour.READ MORE: National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Bowie, Second Tornado In Anne Arundel County
The medical center’s main campus is in Annapolis, but it also has outpatient centers in Bowie and elsewhere.
The wage increase comes as the “Fight for $15” movement has reached the State House.
The movement calls for a federal minimum wage increase from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.READ MORE: ‘It’s Not Working,’ Council Member Frustrated At Relentless Violence In Baltimore As Police Defend Crime Plan
Maryland’s minimum wage is $10.10 per hour.
Legislation before the General Assembly would raise the minimum wage to $11 per hour this year, then add $1 each year until reaching $15 in 2023.Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Joins Lawsuit Against Baltimore City Public Schools
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