Hopkins workers rally for higher pay

Johns Hopkins workers continue to make their case for higher pay.
 
"When the community hears that our workers are coming in at $10.71, it's like, 'Wow,' at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014. That's a dirty little secret and we have to change that," Carrietta Hiers, administrative organizer for the union workers, said. 
 
The support in McKeldin Square was strong. There were Hopkins students and doctors at the world renowned hospital.
 
The mothers day weekend rally even had it's dose of star power.
 
"This is a fight for workers not only here in Baltimore, in Maryland, in the region, but workers in this country and workers around the world. That's why we're here," Danny Glover, actor and activist, said. 
 
"I wanted to come here and show my support. Not only as someone who lived in Baltimore but also someone who is a businessman now. I own a chain of grocery stores and I know one thing is true: my employees are my partners. It's just not a management-employee relationship, they're my partners. They're building the business with me," Actor Wendell Pierce said. 
 
The union says the goal is get the minimum up to $15 for workers with 15 years of experience.
 
The goal for workers with one year of service is $14 by the end of a four year contract. 
 
"Without the support workers, the doctors can't do their job, the nurses can't do their job and Hopkins would not be number one. Our workers have made them number one so let's pay them number one livable wages," Hiers said. 
 
Some of the full time workers Hiers is talking about say they just can't make it with the way things are now. 
 
"I'm in a homeless shelter and I can't leave because I don't have enough money to move out," Simone Hicks, a floor technician at the hospital, told ABC2. 
 
"It's a struggle and without the state helping me, I wouldn't know how to make it," Wiley Rhymer, an environmental services worker, said. 
 
As they continue to call attention to what they call poverty pay, the 2,000 service, maintenance and technical workers are calling for Johns Hopkins to come back to the negotiating table and come to a resolution. 
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