To ensure the stability of Maine’s economy, report suggests Maine should do more to protect workers

A new report has revealed that even though Maine recovered quickly from the recession caused by the pandemic, that improvement has obscured “continued fundamental weaknesses that are affecting the state’s economy.”

The issues identified by the Maine Center for Economic Policies annual “State of Working Maine report highlight that many jobs remain without basic protections for workers — even as workers are increasingly asserting their authority and demand better standards. And that wages have been hindered by the high rate of inflation.

Click here to read the full story, first published October 20, 2022 in The Star Bulletin.