Obama said that he would use his executive power on the face of congressional inaction, echoing what he told members of Congress Tuesday.
At Costco, entry-level employees make $11.50 an hour.
The president applauded efforts by businesses and local governments to guarantee living wages. Gov. Martin O’Malley has proposed a $10.10 minimum wage in Maryland, and entry-level workers at Costco Wholesale make $11.50 an hour.