City Council Passes Bill Raising Minimum Wage To $15 In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Council votes to increase the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour, but the ‘Fight for Fifteen’ is not over.

Even though this bill has overwhelming support in City Council, it’s now out of their hands. And right now, it’s not clear if the mayor will sign the bill or reject it.

For months, there’s been an aggressive push and now with a wave of new council members, veterans finally have the votes to pass the fifteen dollar minimum wage bill.

“It means some justice for the working people who have worked so hard to build this city and can’t earn enough at their jobs to make ends meet,” says Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke.