Gov. Martin O’Malley will visit Upper Marlboro for a discussion with businesses owners who support a minimum wage increase.
The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to take up a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage.
A panel of Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over three years, but lawmakers stripped out a proposal to index future increases to inflation.
In the 15 months since working for $7.25 sweeping floors and serving customers, the 22-year-old KFC employee from Brooklyn has become one of the most visible faces of a movement that has staged strikes across the country demanding a $15-an-hour wage and union representation for fast-food workers.
A measure in Maryland would ensure people who provide direct service to the developmentally disabled would get a pay raise, if the state raises its minimum wage.
A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night.
President Barack Obama promoted his effort to raise the minimum wage on Friday, declaring in a meeting with Democratic governors that higher pay is not only “good policy, it also happens to be good politics.”
President Barack Obama is promoting his effort to raise the minimum wage to Democratic governors.
Maryland is already moving toward a “two-tier” minimum wage system, where counties will set their own minimums, Gov. Martin O’Malley said. But he wants $10.10 to be the statewide minimum and let counties raise it from there.
This week a Senate committee plans to take up another bill that would reform Maryland’s bail-setting process.