Montgomery County Passes $15 Minimum Wage for Most Businesses

Fast food workers on strike for higher minimum wage and better benefits.

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From The Washington Post:

By Patricia Sullivan

Legislation to raise Montgomery County’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 passed the County Council on a 5-to-4 vote Tuesday, but it is unclear whether County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) will allow the measure to become law.

The affluent county of about 1 million would be the first jurisdiction in Maryland — and the second in the Washington area after the District — to adopt a $15 hourly minimum wage.

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