$15 minimum wage bill passes City Council vote

Posted at 4:57 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 08:00:38-04

The Baltimore City Council approved the $15 minimum wage bill Monday with 11 votes in favor, 3 votes against and one abstention. 

The bill will  raise the minimum wage to $15 by the year 2022. Currently, the minimum wage stands at $8.75 an hour. 

Under the bill, companies with less than 50 employees would have until 2026 to phase in the $15 minimum wage. 

The bill will now head to Mayor Catherine Pugh.

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