Montgomery County's Coalition for $15 is urging turnout for tomorrow morning's meeting of the Committee on Health and Human Services, which will be taking up a $15 minimum wage bill. At a Fight for $15 rally last week, committee chair George Leventhal said the local economy “will be strengthened because higher wages mean more consumer spending so retailers earn more and profits increase.” Currently, three of the committee's five members are committed to pass the bill onto full committee. “It's critical that we demonstrate the widespread support for increasing the county's minimum wage," added Carlos Jimenez, Executive Director of the Metro Washington Council. The meeting starts at 9:30a (see Calendar).
- report/photo by Megan Fitzgerald