Baltimore City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Labor News

Reprinted from The Washington Post by the Associated Press on March 21, 2017.

The Baltimore City Council has voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Media outlets report that the council voted 11-3 to approve the measure on Monday.

The vote sends the bill to Mayor Catherine Pugh, who hasn’t said whether she will sign it. Spokesman Anthony McCarthy says she’ll make a decision “within the next few days.”

Twelve votes would be needed to override a mayoral veto. Councilman Brandon Scott, a supporter of the legislation, was traveling overseas. …

Washington Post 3/21

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