BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A $15 minimum wage could soon become a reality if the Baltimore City Council approves a measure next week supporting the increase.
Backers of the bill turned out for a rally outside city hall ahead of the meeting on Monday, calling for council members to vote for the higher wage they said they need to make ends meet. “We don’t have enough money to live on to pay our bills,” resident Carolyn Taylor-Chester toldWJZ’s Ava-Joye Burnett.
Following the council vote, the bill is headed to a final vote at the meeting on Aug. 15. If it clears that hurdle, it will head to the desk of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for approval.