As reported on Gazette.net, Montgomery County leaders will gather in Silver Spring Wednesday to highlight the county’s increasing minimum wage, which jumps to $8.40 Oct. 1. As described in the article,
The event will highlight the change and feature minimum wage workers as well as advocates from Raise Maryland, Casa of Maryland, SEIU 32BJ, Jews United for Justice and Action in Montgomery. . .
The new higher wage applies to all work performed in the county and to all private sector employers with two or more employees working in the county. Lawmakers justified the higher wage based on the county’s high cost of living compared to the rest of the state. Starting in January, Maryland’s minimum wage will begin a similar climb to $10.10 per hour, which it will reach by 2018.
For more information, see the full story from the Gazette.net and our previous posts on Conduit Street, Opinion Piece Attributes Local Minimum Wage Debates to Federal Inaction, NACo Passes Resolutions on Minimum Wage, Keystone XL Pipeline, and Unaccompanied Children, Governor Signs Minimum Wage Law, and Montgomery County Council Approves Increase in Minimum Wage.