Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Baltimore , Maryland
A proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour failed to get the votes needed on Monday for approval from the Baltimore City Council. The measure now goes back to the committee where it faces an uncertain future. The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval last week to phase in the increase through 2022. Employers are currently required to pay the state minimum wage which is $8.75 an hour with an increase to $10.10 in 2018. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake had indicated that she will sign the legislation, but preferred state legislators set a higher minimum wage across the state. Neighboring Washington, D.C. approved an increase to $15 an hour by 2020 in June. The Association will continue to monitor progress of the proposed legislation.