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Baltimore City Council votes for $15 minimum wage, final vote expected next week

Baltimore’s lowest-paid workers moved one step closer on Monday to earning at least $15 an hour when the City Council gave preliminary approval to raising the minimum wage.

The council voted 7-4 to back a plan to steadily raise the rate from the state’s current $8.75 minimum through 2022. Three council members abstained and one was absent.

A final vote on the proposal is expected Aug. 15. To pass, it would need the support of at least eight of the 15 council members.

Read the full article from The Baltimore Sun.

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