Where to shop to support raising Maine’s minimum wage
MPA has prepared an interactive map, showcasing more than 200 of these businesses and encouraging Mainers to include them in their holiday shopping.
In the wake of the Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision and the increased political activities of big businesses like Koch Industries, where one shops is increasingly a political act. Many Mainers are choosing to spend their money at local businesses that share their values.
The page also includes a form to suggest a local business that would be a good fit to join the campaign.
After having collected more than 90,000 signatures, the referendum to raise the minimum wage from $7.50 an hour to $9 in 2017 and then a dollar a year to $12 an hour by 2020 will be on the ballot next year. If successful, it will also increase the sub-minimum wage for workers who receive tips to the base minimum wage by 2024 and peg future increases to the cost of living.
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