Archive for the ‘Minimum Wage’ Category

We wanted to give you an overview of some of the solutions that came out of our first Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security that we shared in Building a Prosperous Maine: A Roadmap to Economic Security for Women and Our Families. We approached the first Summit and our Roadmap with a vision for a […]

  • Comments Off on A Roadmap to a Prosperous Maine: Solutions – Remarks by Kathy Kilrain del Rio at the Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security

It’s almost here: the second Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security! We’re busy putting the final touches on the program and we couldn’t be more excited. That’s why we wanted to give you a first glimpse of what the day will look like. Quick Look at the Program: 8:00 AM:    Doors Open/Breakfast 8:45 AM:    Welcome […]

  • Comments Off on A First Glimpse at Our Summit Program

On July 6th, Portland passed a new minimum wage ordinance with the support of Mayor Michael Brennan and five city councilors: Kevin Donoghue, Justin Costa, Jill Duson, Jon Hinck, and David Marshall. We’re so happy to let you know that Portland finalized its new ordinance last night. In January, the city’s minimum wage will increase […]

  • Comments Off on It’s official: Portland will have a new minimum wage!

On September 9, 2015, the Maine Women’s Lobby again spoke before the Portland City Council to oppose proposals to undermine the new minimum wage ordinance by rolling back the raise for tipped workers, excluding younger workers, or removing the indexing component for future increases. Following is the text of a letter submitted by MWL Executive […]

  • Comments Off on Maine Women’s Lobby Calls on Portland City Councilors to Include Tipped Workers in Minimum Wage Ordinance

Eliza Townsend, executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby, issued the following statement about the latest poll results from Maine People’s Resource Center (MPRC) showing strong public support in Portland for raising the minimum wage for all workers: As an organization committed to full equality for women in Maine, we were extremely pleased to see […]

  • Comments Off on Portland voters stand with tipped workers, Maine Women’s Lobby urges city councilors to do the same