Thousands of Maryland workers work full-time but don’t earn enough to make ends meet. We need a clean bill that does not include loopholes that would exclude certain groups of struggling workers such as seasonal or commission-based workers. That’s why the Fight for $15 Maryland Coalition is calling on the state legislature in Annapolis to stand up for its hard-working people and raise the state’s minimum wage from $9.25 to $15.00 per hour by 2023!

A $15 minimum wage means a better Maryland for all of us. Raising the wage would lift thousands of families out of poverty, create new customers and profits for local businesses, and strengthen our neighborhoods.

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Why We Fight For $15

A $15 minimum wage means a better Maryland for all of us:

  • Raising the minimum wage to $15 will benefit close to 600,000 workers in Maryland
  • A $15 minimum wage would benefit hundreds of thousands of kids. Over 300,000 children have at least one parent that would be affected by a $15 minimum wage in Maryland.
  • Raising the wage won’t hurt the economy: it will grow it! The most rigorous research shows minimum wage increases do not reduce employment. In Seattle, the first major city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, the region’s unemployment rate hit an eight-year low.
  • For small businesses, raising the wage will bring in new customers, raising businesses’ bottom lines and increasing profits.

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We need your help! The hard-working people of Maryland deserve wages that cover basic living costs and lead them on a path to self-sufficiency.

That’s why we’re calling on Maryland to recognize and respond to the needs of its workers by raising the state’s minimum wage from $9.25 to $15 by 2023.

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ABOUT THE FIGHT FOR $15 Maryland Coalition
The coalition is made up of labor unions, community groups and religious groups all working to make life better for workers and their families.

The Fight for $15 movement works in more than 300 cities across the country and 60 countries across six continents. The campaign has paid off in California and New York State as well as cities like Seattle, where a $15 minimum wage has been enacted. More than 17 million workers across the country have already gotten raises.

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