Coming off the high of a successful campaign launch for Maryland for $15, imagine my surprise when I logged into Twitter to find this:
Following last year’s landmark victories in Washington, DC and New York state, the Fight for $15 continues along the eastern seaboard. The fight picks up Tuesday (March 7) as the House hears a bill that puts Maryland’s minimum wage on a path to $15/hour.
Continue reading “Maryland Workers Are Fighting for Survival”
Last week the all-Democratic Montgomery County Council passed a $15 minimum wage bill by a 5-4 vote. Despite majority support, County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed the bill, becoming the first Democratic executive to do so. Continue reading “First Democratic Veto of $15 Betrays Workers”
Activists with the Montgomery County chapter of Progressive Maryland disrupted a budget forum hosted by County Executive Ike Leggett to demand a $15 minimum wage with no exemptions, no exceptions. Continue reading “MoCo #FightFor15 Members Disrupt Forum”
A coalition of labor, faith, and civic organizations led by Progressive Maryland organized a vigil to close out a national day of action for the Fight for $15. Continue reading “MoCo #FightFor15 Activists Participate in National Day of Action”
Dozens of volunteers took part in the National Doorstep Convention over the weekend under the banner of Progressive Maryland. Organizers in three counties–Prince George’s, Montgomery, and Howard–recruited dozens of volunteers to go door-to-door talking to residents about the organization’s campaigns and to hear from them about their top concerns. Continue reading “Doorstep Convention Counters the Anger and Bigotry of the RNC”
Despite torrential rains and Metro flooding, the Tuesday (June 21) Montgomery County Council hearing was packed as the Council heard public comment on Councilmember Marc Elrich’s proposal to raise the County minimum wage to $15. Continue reading “Huge Support for Montgomery County Minimum Wage Proposal”
Testimony on Montgomery County Bill 12-16 Continue reading “Testimony to the Montgomery County Council in Support of $15 Minimum Wage”
The first time I tried to make a living on minimum wage, I was shocked. Where did all my money go?
Using data from the Pew Research Center, the Washington Post published a story analyzing the relative value of a $15 minimum wage across the U.S. This will almost certainly be used by critics to argue against implementing a universal $15 minimum wage as Clinton has already suggested in her presidential campaign.