While leftist activists across the U.S. are clamoring for a higher hourly wage for low-skilled workers, opponents of such measures point out the potentially negative impact on employers, consumers and those looking for entry-level jobs.
One Democratic mayor agrees implementing a proposed $15 minimum wage is not a prudent move at the moment.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh recently vetoed legislation that would implement the wage increase within the city.
Though the city council could override the veto, it would take a the votes of 12 out of the body’s 15 members.
Bernard Young, the council’s president and also a Democrat, has similarly shared reticence about the legislative effort.