LT. GOVERNOR BROWN HOLDS WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON IMPORTANCE OF RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE
Women from Across Maryland Highlight the Impact a Raise Would Have on Their Businesses, Families, and Communities
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 1, 2014) - TODAY, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown held a women’s roundtable discussion with female business leaders, workers, advocates, faith leaders, and legislators to discuss the impact raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would have on the lives of women in Maryland. The Lt. Governor was joined by Senators Nancy King and Catherine Pugh, as well as Delegates Aisha Braveboy and Joseline Pena-Melnyk. Participants also included: Valerie Ervin, Executive Director of the Center for Working Families; Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, President of Montgomery College; Sheila Brooks, Founder and CEO, SRB Communications; Barbara Goldberg Goldman, President, Regal Domestics; advocates from the Raise Maryland Coalition; and several Maryland workers.
Legislation to raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017 passed the House of Delegates on March 7. The bill is now being considered by the Maryland Senate.
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House Bill 295 – “Maryland Minimum Wage Act of 2014” passed the house of delegates