Baltimore Business Journal: UMMS implements $15 minimum wage

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By Jessica Iannetta
September 10, 2021

The following is an excerpt from the Baltimore Business Journal article.

One of the largest private-sector employers in the state has joined with other Greater Baltimore institutions in implementing a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The University of Maryland Medical System announced Sept. 10 that it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for its more than 29,000 employees. The change, which takes effect with the pay period beginning Sept. 12, will result in a pay raise for about 1,500 people or roughly 5% of the health system’s workforce. The new minimum wage applies to all full and part-time employees not represented by a union.

“Investing in our team members is an investment in our future and in our communities,” said Dr. Mohan Suntha, president and CEO of UMMS, in a statement. “We are committed to providing equitable pay for our team members and investing in the people who carry out our mission every day. Our System has embarked upon a very purposeful effort to become a destination employer for top talent by fostering an engaged, inclusive and diverse workforce.”

Going forward, UMMS will seek to hire contractors and vendors who share its commitment to a $15 an hour minimum wage, according to the release.

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Source: Baltimore Business Journal

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