Pushing back on veto, farmworker advocates say Mills’ proposal scaled back labor rights

Arthur Phillips, a policy analyst with the Maine Center for Economic Policy who was part of the stakeholder commission that worked on recommendations for the bill, agreed with Roeder’s argument that advocates already gave up a lot in their attempt to get minimum wage protections for farmworkers.

“That was a deeply compromised bill,” he said of Mills’ proposal.

Click here to read the full story, first published May 7, 2024 in Maine Morning Star.