Bangor City Council’s Business and Economic Development Committee heard two new proposals on Tuesday night related to increasing the minimum wage. One, a resolution endorsing efforts by Mainers for Fair
In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss four issues, two of which were suggested by listeners on the Facebook page: small businesses endorsing the
More than 150 Maine small businesses announced their public support today for Mainers for Fair Wages’ ballot campaign to raise the state minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.
Before the progressive era our forebears in New England faced intolerable working conditions. Child labor, long hours, dangerous conditions, and poor pay characterized factories and farms. Labor unrest eventually forced
This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike talk about the municipal minimum wage increases in Portland and Bangor and new fundraising totals for the statewide referendum campaign to
Governor Paul LePage and Portland’s mayor, Michael Brennan, have caught some flack in the last week or so over an inability to read the law, and the consequences that followed.
2,282 individual donors have contributed to the Maine People’s Alliance in support of a citizen-initiated referendum to raise Maine’s minimum wage so far, with a Ballot Question Committee quarterly fundraising
In a speech to the Portland Regional Chamber back in April, Governor Paul LePage claimed that he gets “constant emails” from elderly Mainers imploring him not to allow an increase in
Less than a week after receiving approval from the Secretary of State to begin signature collection, Midcoast volunteers from Mainers for Fair Wages kicked off a regional signature collection drive
Ai-Jen Poo, head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations will speak in South Portland on Thursday evening as part of the Maine People’s Alliance’s