working families

New Overtime Rules Expected to Benefit Thousands of Marylanders

May 26, 2016 by Kali Schumitz
More than 200,000 Marylanders who until now couldn’t receive overtime pay even when they worked extra hours stand to benefit read more

A $15 Minimum Wage Would be Good for Maryland Workers and Boost the Economy

May 23, 2016 by MDCEP
Many hardworking Maryland families struggle to pay bills and put food on the table because they are not paid enough read more

2016 Session Leaves Missed Opportunities to Help Working Marylanders

April 13, 2016 by Kali Schumitz
When this year’s legislative session began, there was the potential for the General Assembly to take meaningful steps to help read more

Investing in child care could save Maryland families thousands of dollars each year

April 8, 2016 by Kali Schumitz
As parents throughout the state already know, enrolling an infant in daycare in Maryland can now costs more than the read more

Fairer Scheduling Would Make it Easier for Part-Time Workers to Keep Their Jobs

March 9, 2016 by Kali Schumitz
Given before the House Economic Matters Committee The Maryland Center on Economic Policy Supports House Bill 1175 Many Maryland families read more

Ensuring Equal Wages Will Help Women Support Their Families, Local Economy

March 1, 2016 by MDCEP
Position Statement in support of House Bill 1003 Given before the Economic Matters Committee Prohibiting employers from paying lower wages read more

Paid Family and Medical Leave Promotes a Healthier and More Effective Workforce

March 1, 2016 by MDCEP
Position Statement in support of House Bill 740 Given before the Economic Matters Committee  A state-run family and medical insurance read more

Child care subsidies support working families

November 11, 2014 by Kathleen Algire-Fedarcyk
Child care subsidies have been an important part of helping families get and maintain employment, as we’ve previously reported. With read more

The EITC Cannot Fight Poverty Alone

March 28, 2014 by Sean Miskell
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a powerful tool for helping low-income working families, but to effectively raise Marylanders read more

Support for Raising Minimum Wage Gains Momentum

November 11, 2013 by Sean Miskell
Last week, both Governor O’Malley and President Obama expressed support for raising the minimum wage. In the coming legislative session, read more