After pandemic exposed Maine’s frayed safety net, report details best policy solutions


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that policymakers must take steps to improve working conditions and ensure greater racial and economic equity, according to a new report that examined labor conditions in Maine in 2021.

The report, titled “State of Working Maine: 2021,” was released last week by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) and written by policy analyst James Myall. The annual study detailed how the recession caused by the pandemic upended labor conditions in the state, creating a new set of challenges for workers while also exacerbating already existing inequalities.

Click here to read the full story, first published November 9, 2021, in Beacon.