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Raise the minimum wage in Maryland, activists demand

Barbara Bridges at McKeldin Square

Barbara-Bridges at McKeldin Square in Baltimore. (Bill Hughes)

The first minimum wage law was passed in America more than 75 years ago.

Social justice activists held a rally Wednesday at McKeldin Square in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area to mark that anniversary. A campaign is underway in Maryland, and across the country, too, to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

To learn more about this laudable effort, go to “National Workers Demand a Pay Raise,” and “Peoples Power Assemblies.”

Speaking on camera are activists Barbara Bridges, Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, Crystal Richardson and Beth Emmerling. Sharon Black helped organize the rally and served as the moderator of the program. Cheatham is running for the House of Delegates in the 40th legislative district. He said that if he wins he will introduce legislation  to “raise the minimum wage – a living wage – in Maryland” and another to ensure “equal pay for equal work for women.”

_Doc_ Cheatham at Inner Harbor


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Bill Hughes

Bill Hughes is a native of Baltimore. He’s an attorney, author, professional actor and hobbyist photographer. In his salad days, he worked on the docks as a longshoreman. Bill also played on three championship soccer teams: sandlot with Jules Morstein; high school at Calvert Hall; and college at the University of Baltimore. Contact the author.
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  • Gold Pony

    Where did the arbitrary number of $15/hr. come from? Every economics teacher I had taught me exactly the opposite of what this video is saying. How does Singapore get away with not having a minimum wage and making over $10,000 more than the U.S.? Minimum wage laws completely go against the laws of supply & demand. For the truth about minimum wage visit below.

    -The Gold Pony

    http://thegoldpony.blogspot.com/

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