Baltimore City Councilwoman Pushes for $15 Minimum Wage

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke plans to introduce legislation this week that would increase the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 per hour.

The minimum wage in Baltimore would increase incrementally until it reaches the full amount by 2020, affecting up to 80,000 low-wage workers — about a quarter of the city’s workforce. Amid a nationwide push for higher wages, other cities and states already have passed similar increases.

For more information, see the full story from the Sun and our previous posts, Advocates Mark Increase in Montgomery County Minimum WageGovernor Signs Minimum Wage Law.