A coalition of unions and elected officials gathered in Annapolis on Martin Luther King Day to launch the Fight for $15 campaign in Maryland. “It’s gonna be a fight,” said Ricarra Jones, political organizer for 1199 SEIU, but she is hopeful as this legislative “session is off to a great start for workers.” Following the lead of Montgomery County and the District of Columbia, a statewide living wage would raise pay for over a half million workers and strengthen the 35% of Maryland households who struggle to afford basic necessities. All Democratic candidates for governor have expressed support for the $15 minimum wage. Read more here.
- photo courtesy 1199 SEIU