City Council Committee Pass $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Bill

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The fight for fifteen has taken a major step forward in Baltimore City.

According to our media partners at The Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore City Council’s labor committee has voted to advance a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

The bill now goes to a full council for a preliminary vote.

The bill potentially makes Baltimore a leader as far as workers are concerned, but there’s some worry that it would put businesses at a competitive disadvantage.


“Cities that stand for $15 increases and fair minimum wages do not find themselves at a disadvantage in terms of competition with surrounding counties,” says councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. “Now, that doesn’t mean that people are not concerned, and they have every right to be.”