Gov. Mills vetoes 3 bills, including measure to set minimum wage for farmworkers

Portland Press Herald

“After a year of deliberation, with all relevant stakeholders at the table agreeing farmworkers should be guaranteed at least the minimum wage, Gov. Mills still chose to veto a bill that would have guaranteed the most basic rights for farmworkers,” Arthur Phillips, policy analyst at the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-leaning think tank, said in a statement. “The primary reason cited for this action was the inclusion of a provision granting farmworkers access to the courts, a right enjoyed by all other workers.”

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