Raising the Minimum Wage In Maryland

minworkMarch 5, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a debate on whether Maryland should raise the minimum wage, with: Delegate Aisha Braveboy, Democrat, District 25, Prince George’s County, and sponsor of a bill in the House that would increase the minimum wage in Maryland; Delegate Kelly Schulz, Republican,District 4A, Frederick County, who is opposed to an increase in Maryland’s minimum wage; and Bill Fletcher, columnist for Blackcommentator.com and author of “They’re Bankrupting Us!” And 20 Other Myths About Unions.

Then we hear stories of individuals who are trying to live on the current minimum wage, with: Kevin Wheeler, bartender at Sam Adams in BWI Airport; and Emmanuel McCray, a member of the United Workers’ Leadership Circle.