Pres Release: “Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition” Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto: Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

March 29, 2019

Ricarra Jones of Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition released the following statement on behalf of the Coalition after the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the minimum wage bill:

“We are thrilled the Maryland General Assembly did what was needed in Maryland and overrode Governor Hogan’s veto today to pass the minimum wage bill. Hogan vetoed the bill based on unfounded claims and big business interests, turning his back on hundreds of thousands of workers who can’t survive on $400 a week. Today, our legislative leaders righted his wrong and raised the wage to lift up so many hard-working people in our state. Today was a victory for working families.”

51 Responses to Pres Release: “Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition” Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto: Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

  1. Idiots Everywhere on March 29, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Go for it geniuses! Hell, why stop at $15? Let’s push for $20 an hour. You idiots will do nothing but destroy jobs here in MD. The minimum wage was/is not designed to be a living wage. All this will do is cause businesses to cut back hours available to employees. McDonalds is already replacing counter workers with computers, so be careful what you wish for.

    • Chris on March 29, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      You are 100% right

    • Duh on April 1, 2019 at 8:01 am

      All part of the fantasy world that liberals live in. Reality is a myth to them. Its really sad. Why go and get a career, when you can just get the state to raise minimum wage.

      Meanwhile, back in reality, paper towels and toilet paper now cost $7 per roll to make up for the wage increase. Congrats, you still dont make enough money.

  2. NightCrawler on March 29, 2019 at 8:39 am

    15 an hour…..that ice cream machine better never be out if order.

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 11:59 am


  3. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 8:51 am

    These minimum wage jobs are not for making a living like a REAL CAREER,there made to supplement a persons income like for a teenager.You young people are way too lazy and need to learn to actually work your way up instead of having everything handed to you.

  4. Nforer on March 29, 2019 at 9:09 am

    so now my daughter after 4 years of college can now make $15 and hour just like the high schoolers working at McDonalds can. Way to go!

  5. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Minimun Wage jobs are not your Career position to support a family.

    Want to make more money, do something other than flip burgers.

    • Anonymous on April 1, 2019 at 7:19 am

      Next time you are waiting in line for your burger, be sure and tell the workers there how worthless they are in your opinion. Tell them not to promote to management too. That way the fast food industry can close down like the rest of the small businesses that can’t profit by inflating the minimu wage to $15 like the socialists want.

      No one wants to work – but they want money. Alex O. Cortez and her short-sighted democrat idiots are too stupid to understand the ill affect this inflicts on the economy.

      1 year after they get the increase, ask them how much better their life is.

  6. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 9:18 am

    well, here comes more self check outs lines and food ordering kiosks.

    Look what Walmart in St. Marys did, they removed 25 cashier lines and replaced them with 40 self check out stations; now they have 1 employ ‘watching’ over 4-5 check out lines.

    • Future Repeats on March 29, 2019 at 11:44 am

      “well, here comes more self check outs lines and food ordering kiosks.”

      Great, it will create more jobs. Those self Check out and Kiosks require programmers, people to clean them, power them, upgrade them, update them, monitor them, build them, maintain them, etc…. Just like when the Abacus was invented, they said it would take away jobs as well. This is the same thing…bring on innovation.

      • Idiots Everywhere on March 31, 2019 at 6:47 am

        And where will the $15 hour employees work now?

      • Anonymous on April 1, 2019 at 7:31 am

        Oh you are hilarious.

        Please teach a course somewhere so we can laugh at the rest of your failures.

        Profit drives ALL decisions. Bottom line is king in the capitalist society.

        Programmers? Duh! Tha t is so stupid! They are simple scanners, connected to a PC.

        Clean them, monitor them, upgrade them? BWAHHHHH! Get a grip!

        If all that maintenance was required, what business would choose them to begin with?

        Abacus? Yeah – we all remember that!

        You are a true mindless fool with no understanding of manufacturing, economics, or business.

        Enjoy your raise to $15! Don’t spend it all at one kiosk!

      • Duh on April 1, 2019 at 8:04 am

        You missed the point. Yes, you are correct in theory that now there will be technology jobs, but those arent minimum wage jobs. So the idiots relying on minimum wage arent qualified for those positions. So you have created a bunch of technology careers, but at the expense of hundreds and hundreds of jobs for people who arent qualified to do anything else. Exactly how is that a positive for the minimum wagew workers?

  7. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

    This state has gone to sh*t. Small business can’t handle a $15 minimum wage. This raise in minimum wage will do nothing but kill jobs and eliminate competition. The state economy isn’t strong enough to support this. Our general assembly may as well flip a coin. At least then we can leave it up to chance rather than stupidity.

  8. Economics 101 on March 29, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Attention everyone, hamburgers and fries just went up! For those workers making the food, get ready for the KIOSK invasion and fewer of you working. The cost of doing business just went up and so did that gap of “can’t survive on $400 a week” feel the burn! I won’t pay $15.00 for any fast food. OBTW, minimum jobs are for “unskilled labor” period! It is and was never meant to be a career wage.

    • The Media on March 29, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      You are absolutely right! Bring on the Jimmy Dean sausage and egg biscuits, thank you B.J.’s

  9. research on March 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Keep it up, MD…people will be fleeing again…the prices of goods and services will now skyrocket and everyone will wonder why…McDonalds workers that can’t run an ice cream machine will make as much as someone working a much more skilled job. What is the incentive to bust your tail anymore? You’ve sealed the fate of the state.

    • Putin on March 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      Socialism at work in Maryland!

      • Anonymous on April 1, 2019 at 7:35 am

        Democrats love this!

        Degradation of the economy, more pay for the unskilled, and increased dependency on gov welfare and more reward for all bottom feeders.

        AOC approved!

  10. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 11:15 am

    The Democrats will DESTROY everything,vote REPUBLICAN.

  11. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Why dont you just implement the green new deal also.IDIOTS with NO common sense.

  12. Missy on March 29, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Way to go you brilliant law makers. You now will have high school students making $ 15.00 an hour. You think there is a problem with drug use now- You haven’t seen anything yet. You just destroyed the state and families. That’s blood will be on your hands. Like the previous post stated- Be careful what you wish for

  13. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Humorous when you demand your own downfall. Equally humorous that McDonalds already saw it coming and installed the automatic cashiers. Great job, now go cry to someone else when you cant afford a 20.00 cheeseburger asnd cant get a job because you’ve been replaced already by a machine.

  14. Daniel on March 29, 2019 at 11:42 am

    What about people with experience or already in the workforce, how much of a raise are we getting???

    • . on April 1, 2019 at 8:07 am

      However much it takes to get you to $15. Congrats. If you are already at $15, you get nothing. Hooray you!. You are so very welcome,


  15. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Congratulations on taiseing the unemployment numbers!! Of course some getting laid off because the new kiosk replaced them will be handed, not earn, more than this anyways from their unemployment checks. So we will pay more for all goods & services along with having taxes raised. One more step to the Democrats pushing us towards socialism!!

  16. Joyce Krouse on March 29, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    So we will have to pay $15 an hour to part time teenage employees who want summer jobs! That’s crazy! Minimum wage isn’t supposed to be enough to support yourself on. It never has been! Killing small business owners!

  17. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    This was a colossal mistake. You want more money? Work harder.

  18. AliceW on March 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Remember Governor Hogan vetoed the Felon voting bill also and the General Assembly overrode that veto before the sun set! Need to clean the democrats out of the government!

    • Anonymous on April 1, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Can’t do it fast enough.

      They poison everything they touch, but release propaganda to be spun by the MSM calling it all a wonderful achievement!

      AND the sheep swallow and gulp it down.

  19. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Retail jobs will go away, everything will be ordered online, unemployment will increase, just the way Democrats want.

  20. Really on March 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    When I started working as a teenager, minimum wage was $1.65 an hour. That in itself was the motivating factor to work harder, learn more and get better paying jobs. Minimum wage jobs are not a career path, it is a start. So now, thanks to stupid politicians we are all going to pay more for everything. Not to mention the fact that all the unskilled labor jobs that are not designed to be a career path are going to disappear. Just because you are too lazy or stupid to better yourself is going to cost me more. Now days there is NO EXCUSE that you can’t better yourself, NONE. There is so much government FREE stuff available to help better yourself, but people are to lazy and want everything handed to them with no effort. Your daddy left, your moma has 9 kid, your life sucks. Well too bad, fix it. get off your dead ass and do something about it.

  21. Rob Stark on March 29, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    LMAO all of you crying should have made better life choices. It is what it is. Its not worth hurting so many small buisnesses just so the illegals and you under achievers can get more money for nothing.

    • Anonymous on April 1, 2019 at 7:43 am

      A sanctuary state has certain obligations to its constituents.

  22. Stalin on March 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    No business whatsoever will locate to the Soviet State of Maryland, the Communist Democrats have sealed the fate of Maryland.

    • Anonymous on April 1, 2019 at 7:41 am

      YA-VOH commrad!

  23. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Everyone here can thank the Democrats they keep voting into office unskilled labor is high enough and so is fast food thank your local Democratic representative when your lunch cost $15.00.

  24. Ted Nugent on March 30, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Keep voting Democrat people but please don’t complain when the bubble bursts.

  25. The REAL Truth on March 30, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Wait until all these wage warriors find out that they will not qualify for their free state funded benefits anymore because they now make an increased “living wage.” Kinda like what happened in Washington State. In the end, they will lose more than they have won.

    • Eric Clapton on March 31, 2019 at 1:14 am

      Need financial product or money

  26. CrC on March 30, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I’m a Residential Counselor for the developmentaly disabled. I have two years of college and 10 years at this job. I maintain a group home with three folks lives in my hands from household duties to medication management. I think I’m well worth more than $10.10 an hour, like the kids at Mickey D’s. I work very hard for my little bit of pay.

    • Ltowntaxpayer on March 31, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      Is this a state job? It will be interesting to see how these increases on handled. Good luck!

    • The REAL Truth on March 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm

      Then you ask for a raise or you look for another position that pays you what you think you are worth. Or, you finish your education to better you own situation.

      Doing as much as you do, how do you feel when you know that some 16 year old kid will wash dishes for the first day on the job and make exactly what you will be making after your 2 years of college and 10 years on the job?

      • Logic 101 on April 1, 2019 at 8:45 am

        BAM, OWNED! You can’t reason with people like that. Yes they probably are under paid, but so are many other professions. The idea of looking elsewhere eludes them.

    • Melissa Farren on April 1, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Then go back to college and get a degree in something else that pays better or find another employer who pays better. If you are doing a good job most employers will pay the higher wages but if you are just showing up and collecting a pay check then all you ever will get is the minimum. People need to stop believing that it is someone else’s job to take care of them. Your fate is in your own hands work hard and you will be rewarded. Be lazy and you will always have nothing.

  27. Anonymous on April 1, 2019 at 8:09 am

    You want to see something real funny, wait until it hits $15 and watch half the people celebrating this lose their jobs to automation or downsizing. It will be a hollow win for most.

  28. Anonymous on April 1, 2019 at 10:35 am

    From $10.50 per hour to $15 per hour. Nice. Do all of us get that 50% raise too, or is that only the unskilled labor pool?

    Otherwise the dishwashers will make the same as the EMT’s.

  29. Local Business Supporter on April 2, 2019 at 7:05 am

    What about all of the local businesses in St Mary’s that are trying to make their way as well? They may not be able to afford to pay their employees $15 an hour, which means this may cause local businesses to shut down!

  30. Angelica on April 2, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    The only people that should get 15 dollars an hour’ are personal support workers and teacher. It seems these day teachers and personal support workers get paid less these day.

  31. LOL on April 7, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Teachers certainly didnt help you much, thats obvious.