Maryland House votes to approve hike in the minimum wage

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The House gave preliminary approval to legislation raising the state’s minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2025.

$15 minimum wage bills under consideration in legislature

Legislation that would increase the minimum hourly wage in Maryland to $15 would mean higher salaries for struggling workers, but may also mean higher prices and companies leaving the state, supporters and opponents told lawmakers this month.

Supporters, opponents square off over proposed hike in state’s minimum wage

In a hearing before the House Economic Matters Committee, supporters of a proposed hike in Maryland’s minimum wage argued that the current rate leaves hundreds of thousands of the state’s working families trapped in a cycle of poverty. Opponents say that increasing the current $9.25 an hour to $15 would only hurt small businesses and possibly lead to the elimination of many jobs.

Reagan National Workers Fight For Higher Wages

Reagan National Airport workers joined with workers at eight other airports in the country in a one-day strike seeking an end to subminimum wages, better training and the right to unionize.