Portland voters to decide on $15 minimum wage, plus hazard pay

Portland Press Herald

An estimated 23,500 Portland workers would see a pay increase under the ordinance, including 14,000 workers currently making less than $15 an hour plus another 9,000 who make more than $15 an hour but who would also receive increases, according to the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-leaning think tank. Fifty-six percent of those workers are women and more than a third are people of color.

Click here to read the full story, first published October 14, 2020, in the Portland Press Herald.