State of Working Maine 2022
While wages and working conditions have improved during the past two years, there’s more work to do. To secure a sustainable recovery, which guarantees a thriving future for all Mainers, policymakers need to address these issues even as the immediate economic threats recede.
Feeling the Pinch: Inflation and corporate consolidation
The mismatch between Mainers feeling the pinch as corporate profits rise is the result of choices made by policymakers over time, particularly at the federal level, that have given corporations greater power over people to set prices and control the flow of goods and services.
The Maine Center for Economic Policy is a nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income Mainers.
MECEP provides citizens, policymakers, advocates, and media with credible and rigorous economic analysis that advances economic justice and prosperity for all Maine people.