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Baltimore City Council members relaunch campaign for $15 minimum wage

City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is joining a coalition of council members pushing for a $15 hourly minimum wage in Baltimore. Legislation is expected to be introduced at the council’s Monday evening meeting.

The bill would incrementally raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees would have until 2026 to increase their minimum wage to that level.

Young said the bill is a compromise that follows Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke’s efforts last year to increase wages for Baltimore’s lowest-paid workers. He previously opposed raising the minimum wage higher than $11.50.

Read the full article from The Baltimore Sun.

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