Purpose and Practices
Articulate, Advocate, and Act
As an arm of the Justice & Peace Committee of St. Ignatius Catholic Community, we are dedicated to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. We are called and challenged to articulate, advocate, and act upon critical social, economic, cultural and political issues that affect us, our city and our world.
The Fight for $15 Maryland Coalition calls on Maryland to stand up for hard-
The fight for the $15 minimum wage is a global movement in over 300 cities on six continents. The movement began in 2012 and consists of fast-food workers, home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors, retail employees – and underpaid workers everywhere.
Low-wage employers such as McDonald’s make billions of dollars in profit and push off costs onto taxpayers, while leaving their workers struggling to survive. The workers fought back, and have already won raises for 22 million people across the country.
But the fight continues–especially in our city and our state. Want to get involved? Contact us for more information.
Montgomery Co. signs $15 minimum wage bill; effort takes aim at Md. state leaders
ROCKVILLE, Md. — The mood was joyous as lawmakers, advocates and impacted workers gathered Monday for the bill signing making a $15 minimum wage the law in Montgomery County, Maryland. READ MORE
Montgomery County will not pay for flawed minimum-wage study
Montgomery County and a consulting firm it hired have mutually agreed that the county will not pay for a $149,000 flawed study that overestimated the number of jobs lost if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour. READ MORE
Economic Policy Institute
University of Washington analysis of Seattle minimum wage increase is fundamentally flawed
A new study of Seattle’s minimum wage increase by researchers at the University of Washington (UW) suffers from a number of data and methodological problems that undermine and cast doubt on its conclusions. READ MORE