Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Maryland
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Education discrimination, SB66
This bill will prohibit discrimination based on minimal education unless required for the job.
Fair Scheduling Act, SB530/HB431
This bill will require an employer who employs hourly employees to provide the right to decline to work hours that occur during the 11 hours following the end of a shift and other fair and reasonable scheduling requirements.
Minimum wage, HB698/SB721
This bill will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour as of 2025.
Paid family and medical leave (Time To Care Act), SB275/HB8/HB496
This bill will establish the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to provide temporary benefits to individuals who take leave from employment for certain purposes.
Paid sick leave, HB1
This bill will require employers with 15 or more employees to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns.
Right to strike for public employees, HB504
This bill will authorize certain public school employees to engage in a strike.
Wage theft, HB145
This bill will give consequences to contractors who violate prevailing wage requirements.