Wage Increases in the D.C. Metro Area

Wage Increases in the D.C. Metro Area

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WASHINGTON, November 27, 2013 — Following in Montgomery County’s footsteps, Prince George’s County announced yesterday that the county council had voted to enact a minimum wage increase.

By Oct 1, 2017 the hourly rate will reach $11.50 compared to the current $7.25.

It is the first time Prince George’s County has raised the minimum wage since 2009. The current state and federal minimum provides roughly $15,000 annually for a full time worker, which falls below the poverty line.

Washington, DC’s city council plans to vote on its own minimum wage increase Dec. 3, joining its neighboring counties in a collaboration to establish a ‘regional minimum wage.’

Montgomery County enacted its minimum wage increase, which will also raise the hourly rate to $11.50 over the next four years, on Nov. 26.


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Adam Ostrach
With more than 30 years of experience, Adam manages the Mid-Atlantic region for the Middle Market line of business for the banking segment of Capital One as well as the Maryland North Market President, which includes Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties, as well as the city of Baltimore. Personally, Adam is involved in the community, is a strong civil rights advocate, receiving the 2002 Human Relations award from the Anti-Defamation league and he now serves on the board for the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). 2014EVEcdn@