Media highlights of the GBC’s opposition to the $15 per hour minimum wage proposal

Read what Baltimore’s media outlets are saying about the Greater Baltimore Committee’s opposition to a bill before the Baltimore City Council that would increase the minimum wage in the city to $15 per hour. The GBC remains opposed to the bill primarily because the city would become an island surrounded by nearby counties where the minimum wage is currently pegged by state law at $8.75 per hour.

In addition, the percentage of businesses that the proponents of the bill claim would be exempt simply isn’t accurate. There are many small businesses that would not be exempt because they are part of a franchise or are considered a franchise as defined in the bill. Despite having only a handful of employees at each location, these businesses would be forced to pay the much higher minimum wage.

Baltimore Business Journal

Greater Baltimore Committee calls on business owners to fight $15 minimum wage – August 9, 2016

Baltimore City Council committee approves $15 minimum wage bill – July 28, 2016

Here are both sides in the debate over Baltimore’s $15 minimum wage proposal – June 15, 2016

The Baltimore Sun

Advocates, opponents scramble for votes on $15 minimum wage in Baltimore – August 9, 2016

This isn’t the first time Baltimore has debated the minimum wage – July 30, 2016

Baltimore City Council panel approves $15 minimum wage bill – July 28, 2016

City Council president says Baltimore can’t afford $15 minimum wage – July 21, 2016

Baltimore City Council divided over $15 minimum wage – July 17, 2016

Baltimore activists, businesses speak out on $15 minimum wage proposal – June 15, 2016

Don Fry Commentaries

WYPR: Timing isn’t right for Baltimore’s minimum wage proposal – June 28, 2016

Center Maryland: Timing not right for $15 per hour minimum wage in Baltimore – June 17, 2016

The Daily Record: Wrong place and time for $15 minimum wage – June 16, 2016

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