Tag Archives: minimum wage

Biden’s $15 wage proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers?

Cristian Cardona, an employee at a McDonald's, attends a rally for a $15 an hour minimum wage Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

President Joe Biden's effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour could provide a welcome opportunity for someone like Cristian Cardona, a 21-year-old fast food worker. Cardona would love to earn enough to afford to move out of his parents' house in Orlando, Florida, and maybe scrape together money for college.

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Advocacy groups file federal wage payment suit against remodeling firm


Former employees of a Halethorpe-based home remodeling company filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday accusing the business of failing to pay them adequate wages and engaging in racial discrimination. Homefix Custom Remodeling Corp. employs “lead developers” to canvass neighborhoods and to ...

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Amid national $15 discussions, minimum wage increases in Md. continue

While Maryland implements the next incremental increase in the statewide minimum wage Saturday, business leaders remain wary of its effects and discussion of a $15 minimum wage. The state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.75 to $9.25 an hour as ...

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Pugh defends minimum-wage hike veto

Mayor Catherine Pugh discusses the importance of small businesses in the city during her speech at the Hyatt Regency on Wednesday. The event highlighted the release of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore's release of its 2017 State of Downtown Report. (The Daily Record / Adam Bednar)

Mayor Catherine Pugh on Wednesday defended her decision to veto a Baltimore City Council bill raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour and extolled the role small businesses play in providing young residents jobs. Pugh delivered her remarks ...

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