ANALYSIS: Portland 2022 Minimum Wage Initiative

Analysis of the likely impacts of an initiative proposed by Maine DSA to increase the minimum wage in Portland to $18 an hour by 2025; to phase out the tipped minimum wage by 2025; and to remove certain occupation-based exemptions to the city’s minimum wage law.

This analysis includes a summary of some of the major impacted groups and likely effects. A methodology and a detailed set of statistics is provided at the end.

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