Thousands of Baltimoreans work full-time but don’t earn enough to make ends meet. That’s why the Fight for $15 Baltimore Coalition is calling on Baltimore City to stand up for its hard-working people and raise the city’s minimum wage from $8.75 to $15 by 2022.

A $15 minimum wage means a better Baltimore City for all of us. Raising the wage would lift thousands of families out of poverty, create new customers and profits for local businesses, and strengthen our neighborhoods.

 

Join us and fight back to help workers!

Why We Fight For $15

A $15 minimum wage means a better Baltimore City for all of us:

  • Raising the minimum wage to $15 for all workers will benefit 100,000 in Baltimore City.
  • A $15 minimum wage would benefit hundreds of thousands of kids. Over 300,000 children have at least one parent that would be affected by a $15 minimum wage in Baltimore City.
  • Raising the wage won’t hurt the economy: it will grow it! The most rigorous research shows minimum wage increases do not reduce employment. In Seattle, the first major city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, the region’s unemployment rate hit an eight-year low.
  • For small businesses, raising the wage will bring in new customers, raising businesses’ bottom lines and increasing profits.

What are the real impacts of the minimum wage in Baltimore? Read our experts’ budget analysis.

For more information about how the minimum wage will improve our city, download our fact sheet.

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Want to get involved?

We need your help! The hard-working people of Baltimore City deserve wages that cover basic living costs and lead them on a path to self-sufficiency.

That’s why we’re calling on Baltimore City to recognize and respond to the needs of its workers by raising the city’s minimum wage from $8.75 to $15 by 2022.

Want to get involved?

  • Contact your Baltimore City Council members and ask them to join the Fight for $15 Baltimore! Look up your Council members here.
  • Help us spread the word on social media. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and use the hashtag #FF15Baltimore to join the conversation. Tell your followers that a $15 minimum wage is important to you!
  • Contact campaign organizers.

ABOUT THE FIGHT FOR $15 BALTIMORE COALITION
The coalition is made up of labor unions, community groups and religious groups all working to make life better for workers and their families.

The Fight for $15 movement works in more than 300 cities across the country and 60 countries across six continents. The campaign has paid off in California and New York State as well as cities like Seattle, where a $15 minimum wage has been enacted. More than 17 million workers across the country have already gotten raises.

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