“Now Montgomery, next Annapolis” was the spontaneous chant that broke out at the press conference that followed the unanimous passage of the $15-hour minimum wage bill yesterday by the Montgomery County Council. The Maryland Fight For $15 coalition praised the Council yesterday for passing a strong minimum wage bill. "The difference that $15 an hour will make for so many working families cannot be underestimated,” said Maria Naranjo, 32BJ SEIU District Director. “The Council has set an example for the nation to follow by helping to improve life for men and women who are struggling to keep up with the high cost of living in Montgomery County.” The coalition includes 32BJ SEIU, UFCW Local 400, CASA, Jews United for Justice, Progressive Maryland, the Metro Washington Council, Maryland Working Families, and the National Employment Law Project (NELP).
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