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Delaney Pushing for $10.10 Minimum Wage

September 6th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

If you're a full-time, minimum wage worker in Maryland, making $7.25 an hour at 40 hours a week, you're making $15,600 a year; and if you're a family of three, that leaves you thousands of dollars below the Federal Poverty Line.  Earlier this week, fast-food employees across the country went on strike, demanding a pay raise of $15 an hour. Now Maryland 6th District Congressman John Delaney, the Maryland Attorney General and Progressive Maryland have stepped up to the plate, working to increase minimum wage to $10.10 cents an hour by 2016.  Delaney says raising the minimum wage directly helps working families in Maryland, saying he believes that if done correctly, raising minimum wage is good for local businesses…





 

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