Unions and community groups see a path to victory for a $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County, after a bill was re-introduced in the County Council earlier this summer. A public hearing will be held next week, at which members of the community, including workers organized with UFCW 1994 and SEIU 32BJ, will provide testimony about working without a living wage. "The minimum wage in MoCo sits at $11.50 with no planned increases, unless the County Council passes a bill,” says Laura Wallace of Jews United for Justice. “That urgency, together with the political dynamics around the 2018 elections, has created a path to victory." The hearing is scheduled for September 26th at 7:30 pm; RSVP here.
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