Portland $18 emergency minimum wage kicks in Dec. 3 after referendum passes

“Raising the minimum wage not only helps us workers — when we have extra money to spend, local economies also get a boost,” the group said.

The Maine Center for Economic Policy has estimated that  23,500 Portland workers will benefit from the new rates, 56% of them women and 30% people of color.

Click here to read the full story, first published November 4, 2020, in MaineBiz.