It’s been a fast-paced three months, but the Maryland General Assembly concluded it’s 2017 session this week with a string of progressive victories in no small part due to Progressive Maryland’s organizing efforts. Here’s a rundown of major policy victories: Continue reading “Maryland General Assembly Ends with Progressive Victories”
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”
Testimony on Montgomery County Bill 24-16 Continue reading “Testimony to the Montgomery County Council Against Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill”
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?
The 2016 session of the Maryland General Assembly came to a close at midnight on Monday and lawmakers certainly didn’t disappoint at disappointing Maryland’s most vulnerable residents. Continue reading “Assembly Session a Reminder That Power Still Favors the Wealthy”