Report: Portland anti-minimum wage campaign fueled by national corporate interests


Research from the Maine Center for Economic Policy shows that workers do indeed stand to benefit if Question D passes. In July, MECEP estimated that the initiative would raise wages for 36% of workers in Portland and would help close pay disparities that have formed along racial and gender lines. In addition, an overwhelming 80% of food and drink service workers in the city would benefit if the minimum wage referendum is approved, MECEP found.

Click here to read the full story, first published October 13, 2022 in Beacon.