Baltimore Sun: Advocates call on Mayor Pugh to sign $15 minimum wage bill

By Lorraine Mirabella
Baltimore Sun, March 23, 2017

Supporters of Baltimore's $15 per hour minimum wage bill called on Mayor Catherine Pugh to deliver on her promise to support the higher wage ...

Josh Keogh, one of the owners of Baltimore Bicycle Works, said he believes his customers and future customers who get raises will have more money to spend at his Station North shop, which sells and repairs bicycles and accessories.

"It would be giving people who work in Baltimore something closer to a fair wage," Keogh said.

Because he employs fewer than 50 people — just four — his business will have until 2024 to raise his starting wage from the current $11 an hour to $15, he said. He expects his business will benefit as others paying only minimum bring their wages up, giving workers more disposable income. ...

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