fight for $15

August 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Progressive Maryland Faults Leggett’s Minimum Wage Study

The minimum wage study released Tuesday evening drew criticism Thursday morning from Progressive Maryland, calling on the Montgomery County Council to disregard the study. “Instead of engaging economists or policy experts, County Executive [Ike] Leggett hired a consulting firm that helps public employers cut costs to tell us all that the sky will fall if […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Says Council Will Pass $15 an Hour Minimum Wage by Year’s End (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is promising that a $15 minimum wage will pass by the end of this year. Berliner was asked about the minimum wage issue at a rally in Silver Spring on Sunday night and at a news briefing with reporters on Monday morning. “Before the year is out, we will […]

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January 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Navarro Vows to Continue Working for $15 Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro is “very disappointed” that County Executive Ike Leggett has vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. “It’s not a good day,” she said, the day after the veto. The Council passed the legislation by a 5-4 vote earlier this month. Council members Marc […]

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January 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Councilmember Leventhal Reacts to Minimum Wage Veto and Says What’s Next (VIDEO)

In the MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Council member George Leventhal shares his reaction to County Executive Ike Leggett’s veto of the minimum wage legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 in 2020. “I’m sorry that Mr. Leggett has not responded in a way that will address the needs of  people […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. “The only way to express my position regarding this bill at this time is to reluctantly veto and return it to you with what I believe is a more reasonable path to moving the county to a […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Talks Minimum Wage, Bethesda Plans, E-Permit Parking Problems, Marriott, DLC, Metro and More at Weekly Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner told reporters today that he believes Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is going to veto the Council’s legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. You may remember the Council voted 5-4 last week to pass the legislation. Berliner was one of the four Councilmembers (Nancy […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Expects Leggett to Veto Minimum Wage Legislation, Faith Leaders Ask Leggett to Sign It (VIDEO)

At his weekly briefing on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said he expects County Executive Isiah Leggett to veto legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Berliner’s remarks followed a minimum wage prayer breakfast by rabbis and other members of the clergy at the Council Office Building. Those supporters […]

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January 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Fight for $15: Local Groups Ask County Executive Ike Leggett to Sign Minimum Wage Bill (VIDEO)

Representatives from several local organizations are asking Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to sign a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. The legislation was passed by the Montgomery County Council, 5-4, earlier this week. On Jan. 19, over a dozen people from local labor, faith and community groups attended a […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

CCM’s Susan Kenedy hosts Council in Brief, and this week’s show includes reports on the minimum wage increase and a new partnership to expand health services to County residents. You can watch the show, below:

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January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Rice Concerned Minimum Wage Increase Will Have a Negative Impact on Minorities (VIDEO)

In a 5-4 vote, the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16  on Tuesday which will gradually increase the County minimum wage for most businesses to $15 per hour by 2020. Councilmember Marc Elrich is the lead sponsor of the bill and Councilmembers George Leventhal, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer are co-sponsors. […]

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