$15 Minimum Wage Bill Signed in Maryland County
The mood was joyous as lawmakers, advocates and impacted workers gathered Monday for the bill signing making a $15 minimum wage the law in Montgomery County, Maryland.
“Thousands of construction workers, janitors, waitresses and cleaners among others will benefit from this decision and from this historic legislation,” Gustavo Torres of Casa de Maryland said. “On behalf of our coalition, on behalf of the working class in Montgomery County — we want to extend our appreciation to the county council and the county executive.”
The Fight For 15 effort next will target state leaders to try raise the minimum wage throughout Maryland.