fair wages

fair wages

Rep. Golden stands up to corporate lobby to fight wage theft

A new bill introduced by House Assistant Majority Leader Jared Golden would crack down on wage theft by unethical employers in Maine. The bill is designed to address a widespread

Eliza Townsend

Bill would prevent Maine workers from being punished for getting sick

Sick leave is often taken for granted by a majority of white-collar workers in Maine, but for many blue-color and service-sector employees, it’s just not an option. Nationally, fewer than

Justin Chenette

New attempt to cut Maine’s minimum wage targets younger workers

In the ongoing battle to protect the minimum wage law passed overwhelmingly by Maine voters last November, the fight to preserve the inclusion of tipped workers—now in danger of repeal

fair wages

Sen. Collins loses her short-term memory, blames Democrats for SCOTUS partisanship

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Taryn and Mike discuss in detail the legislative hearing on rolling back Maine’s minimum wage law that lasted until 1 a.m. on Wednesday

economy

Maine restaurant servers fight to protect minimum wage increase

“With the wage going up I can look forward to an income I can depend on during slow months and when bad weather prevents customers from getting out. It helps

Maine Legislature

Women lead in fight to protect Maine’s minimum wage increase

With a slew of bills scheduled to be heard on Wednesday that could roll back every part of the minimum wage increase passed by referendum last November, Mainers are planning

Paul LePage

Four crazy things Gov. LePage said this week (including threatening to leave Maine)

Sometimes, especially since the election of President Trump, we forget that it isn’t normal to have a chief executive who lies, contradicts himself and makes strange policy proclamations on a

economy

Gov. LePage has been stiffing servers while he works to cut their wages

In an interview on a Lewiston-area radio station on Tuesday, reported on by the Sun Journal, Maine Governor Paul LePage bragged about tipping restaurant servers less over the past few

events

Mainers will fight to protect minimum wage law

In November, over 420,000 Mainers voted to increase the minimum wage, more than have ever before supported a ballot initiative. Just a few months later, however, Maine’s new minimum wage

children

How Gov. LePage lost Maine almost $2 billion

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike discuss a new report from the Maine Center for Economic Policy showing how the government of Maine has forfeited or