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.