Court case begins in Portland to settle hazard pay disputes

Bangor Daily News

An independent study by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a liberal think tank, found that at least 9,700 workers would be impacted by the emergency hazard pay ordinance, with only 1 in 8 of those under the age of 20. The ordinance would also rectify wage disparities by gender and race, with larger shares of women and Black, Indigenous and other workers of color seeing a wage boost.

Click here to read the full story, first published January 20, 2021, in the Bangor Daily News.