City Council passes minimum wage bill

The Baltimore City Council gave final approval Monday to a bill which would increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.

The council voted 11-3 in favor of the measure which exempts small businesses with less than 50 employees from offering the higher minimum wage until 2026.

City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed says she supports a $15 minimum wage to help tens of thousands of working families who are “working are working two and three jobs and they can hardly pay for their basic needs, and so I’m fighting for those families.”

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