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Restaurant owners join workers in backing Question 4

For Heather McIntosh, a single mother working as a restaurant server in Portland, the most important aspect of Question 4 is the raise in the subminimum wage for tipped workers.

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Three things your restaurant boss won’t tell you about raising Maine’s minimum wage

The subminimum wage for tipped workers is a shady and often-misunderstood aspect of Maine’s labor laws. Most Mainers don’t realize that workers who receive at least $30 a month in

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Food worker activist, author to speak in South Portland tonight

Saru Jayaraman, co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center and director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, will be in South Portland to speak at the Maine People’s