Don't Water Down Maryland's Minimum Wage Bill of 2023
Maryland's minimum hourly wage is currently set at $13.25 and slated to rise to $14/hour on January 1, 2024 and $15 at the beginning of 2025. For the great majority of Marylanders who live the Baltimore or DC metropolitan areas, $15 an hour is simply insufficient.
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Recognizing this injustice, Governor Wes Moore has called for an accelerated timeline with $15 per hour to be mandated by October 1st of this year and for the minimum wage to rise with inflation starting on July 1, 2025. This is a commonsense solution, although it will still leave many workers struggling.
The Fair Wage Act of 2023 is currently in the
Senate Finance Committee (SB0555) and the House Economic Matters
Committee (HB0549). Unfortunately, we understand that Senate
leadership is already watering down the Governor's signature
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DON'T WATER DOWN GOVERNOR MOORE'S MINIMUM WAGE BILL
The Finance Committee is poised to remove the indexing component from the bill and to postpone until January 1, 2024 the effective date of the hike to $15/hour.
If the bill passes as amended, the Senate Democrats are
guaranteeing that there will be more fights to raise the minimum
wage in the near future and that many workers will find themselves
falling even farther behind.
Raising the minimum wage in October and indexing it to inflation
is the right thing to do and will also benefit our economy.
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