On March 20th, 2017, the city council minimum wage bill, 17-0018, was approved by city council members with a 12-3 vote to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Unfortunately, just four days later, Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed bill 17-0018. Mayor Pugh believes that Baltimore City should wait on the state and other surrounding jurisdictions to increase their wages first.
It is disheartening and disappointing that hard-working families will continue to make the hard decisions between paying for their high water bills and buying clothes for their children. I still believe that raising the minimum wage is the city’s right because hard working families deserve it.
The fight still continues for residents in District 13!