AIRPORT RALLY: Airport workers fight for more pay

Imagine working every day for under four dollars an hour. That’s the situation for many airport workers in the metro area and around the rest of the country.

Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

When Gov. Martin O’Malley claimed a minimum wage increase as his top priority of the 2014 legislative session, his final as governor, he sparked a firestorm of debate between lawmakers in Annapolis and the handful of candidates fighting to succeed him.

Minimum Wage Hike Passes Maryland House of Delegates

Democrats applauded when the Maryland House passed a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour after a heated debate.

O’Malley Meets With Business Owners Who Back Minimum Wage Increase

Sitting around a conference table at Linemark printers, O’Malley and about a dozen business people discussed how a wage hike would benefit companies of all sizes by boosting the economy and reducing turnover.

Minimum Wage Measure Sparks Heated Debate In House

Several Republican lawmakers voiced persisting opposition to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s measure to raise the Maryland minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, proposing a slew of changes to the bill on that would chip away at many of its provisions.

Minimum Wage Hike Debated Before Maryland Lawmakers

Business owners, low-wage workers, economists and community leaders crowded into an overflowing House committee room Tuesday to offer testimony alongside Gov. Martin O’Malley on a handful of proposals seeking to change Maryland’s minimum wage.

General Assembly Set to Hear Slew of Minimum Wage Bills Next Week

The options range in scope from one statewide increase to “county choice” measures that would grant jurisdictions the individual authority to set their own base rates of pay.

Maryland’s Democratic Members of Congress Praise Obama’s State of the Union Address

“As President, I’m committed to making Washington work better, and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here,” President Obama said, in his sixth State of the Union address.

Obama Promotes 2014 Agenda in Speech at Lanham Costco

President Barack Obama called for a higher federal minimum wage in a speech in Lanham Wednesday that echoed messages from Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

O’Malley Pushes Minimum Wage Increase in his Last State of the State Address

O’Malley urged members of the Maryland General Assembly to pass legislation increasing the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, telling lawmakers that a thriving middle class is the key to a thriving economy.