The coalition supporting the $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County blasted County Executive Ike Leggett last night for vetoing the bill. "Leggett has chosen to yank back a critical lifeline and leave working families only a payday away from poverty," said the coalition in a statement. "Ironically, Leggett's veto only hurts local business as working men and women will have less to spend. Taxpayers will also feel the burden as they foot the bill for families who are forced to rely on public assistance to survive. Working families have nowhere left to turn to now but their Councilmembers, who can act responsibly by supporting a mainstream Democratic position and override the veto." The Coalition includes 32BJ SEIU, CASA, Jews United for Justice, Progressive Maryland, UFCW Local 400, UFCW Local 1994 (MCGEO) and the Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO. photo courtesy JUFJ
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