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File #: 19-0155R    Version: 0 Name: Raising Wages for Employees Working at Heightened Security Interest Locations
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/24/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Raising Wages for Employees Working at Heightened Security Interest Locations For the purpose of requesting that the Baltimore City Delegation introduce a bill in the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session that sets a higher wage standard for employees working at heightened security interest locations, to promote the safety, security, and welfare of State residents.
Sponsors: Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Edward Reisinger, Danielle McCray, President Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton, Mary Pat Clarke
Indexes: Employee, Interest, Security, Wages
Attachments: 1. 19-0155R~1st Reader, 2. Complete Resolution File 19-0155R
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City of Baltimore
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Introduced by: Councilmember Sneed


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Raising Wages for Employees Working at Heightened Security Interest Locations
For the purpose of requesting that the Baltimore City Delegation introduce a bill in the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session that sets a higher wage standard for employees working at heightened security interest locations, to promote the safety, security, and welfare of State residents.
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Whereas, The Port of Baltimore, Baltimore Penn Station, and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are thriving parts of Maryland’s economy, with increasing numbers of passengers and cargo; and

Whereas, Thousands of BWI Thurgood Marshall, Port of Baltimore, and Baltimore Penn Station workers are Baltimore City residents; and

Whereas, The low wages paid to these workers can result in high worker turnover, and high worker turnover can make employers unable to consistently retain a trained and committed workforce; and

Whereas, The low wages paid to these workers can result in employees facing economic insecurity which can force employees to work second jobs to make ends meet, which may lead to low employee morale, lower productivity, and less retention of experienced workers who have been trained to address emergency response needs; and

Whereas, Increased compensation boosts worker motivation, wellbeing, productivity, quality of service, and worker retention; and

Whereas, Increased compensation provides economic development benefits by raising consumer demand in communities where workers live; and










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