"Cover Story" piece on the living wage movement in New England, which is focused
"Cover Story" piece on the living wage movement in New England, which is focused on the minimum wage and its relationship to corporate welfare, and has, as its premise, that no one who is working should live in poverty. Former Maine state senator Chellie Pingree, D-North Haven, sponsored a "living-wage" bill, which would have required that any company receiving over $10,000 in state or local subsidies would be required to pay a living wage and provide health benefits. But the bill was vetoed by Gov. Angus King. Lewiston-Auburn adopted a "livable wage" ordinance in 1999, but otherwise, the movement in Maine is dormant.
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Bruce, Noah, ""Cover Story" piece on the living wage movement in New England, which is focused" (2001). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 402.
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