Fight for 15

Bill Title: Labor and Employment – Payment of  Wages – Minimum Wage and Enforcement (Fight for Fifteen)

Bill Number(s): SB0280 and HB0166

Bill Sponsor(s): Senator Cory McCray (D-45, Baltimore City) and Delegate Diana Fennell (D-47A, Prince George’s County)

Position: Support

Take Action!  Call your senators and show your support for an increased minimum wage.  You can find their contact information here.

What would this bill do?

This bill would raise the minimum wage in Maryland to $15 per hour by 2027 and prohibit employers from including tips as part of the minimum wage of certain employees.

Why is this bill needed?

Minimum wage employees in Maryland have long struggled to make ends meet as minimum wage did not adjust for inflation and the rising cost of living.