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WHAT:Workers testifying in support of raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2023 before the House Economic Matters Committee
WHEN:Friday, Feb. 8; hearing begins at 12:30 p.m.
(Some workers will be available for interviews prior to the hearing, around noon)
WHERE:House Economic Matters Committee Room
Maryland House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Home care and health care, rural, state, security, tipped and young workers from across Maryland as well as business owners will testify
WHY:The Maryland legislature is considering a bill to gradually raise the state minimum wage from $10.10 (as of July 1, 2018) to $15 by 2023. Fight for $15 coalition members are advocating for the bill, which would benefit close to 600,000 workers across Maryland, nearly one-quarter of the state’s work force. Coalition members include representatives from more than 200 faith, labor and community organizations and small businesses.
Maryland Fight for $15 coalition members include representatives from more than 200 faith, labor and community organizations and small businesses all working to make life better for workers and their families. Participating organizations include 1199SEIU, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Businesses for a Fair Minimum Wage, CASA, Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF), Jews United for Justice, Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), Maryland Working Families, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Progressive Maryland, Public Justice Center, United Food Commercial Workers (UFCW), Women’s Law Center of Maryland, and many others.