MAINE IS READY FOR ONE FAIR WAGE

Governor Paul LePage, the Maine Legislature and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) are hell-bent on ignoring the will of the people of Maine and rolling back One Fair Wage. We must resist.

Back in November, Mainers voted in favor of the Question 4 ballot measure. A major component of the measure eliminated the tipped minimum wage, establishing one fair, living wage for all workers in Maine, tipped or untipped. Mainers recognized that a wage of just $3.75 per hour (Maine’s tipped minimum wage) forces tipped workers to rely on tips to survive. As a result, they disproportionately experience poverty, discrimination, and sexual harassment. On election day, Mainers made the right choice; Governor LePage and the NRA should respect their decision.

We must resist the Maine Legislature and the NRA’s misinformation campaign about One Fair Wage. Will you stand with Maine’s tipped workers and demand legislators keep their hands off One Fair Wage? See below for multiple ways you can get involved. Sign a petition, share a video or article, and call your local legislators today, and let them know Maine is ready for One Fair Wage! Tell them: HANDS OFF MY RAISE! 

Yes on 4–Heather McIntosh

For Heather McIntosh, a single mother working as a restaurant server in Portland, the most important aspect of Question 4 is the raise in the subminimum wage for tipped workers.

CALL LAWMAKERS + DEMAND ONE FAIR WAGE IN MAINE

Below is the contact information for Maine’s Speaker of the House, Sara Gideon, and President of the Senate, Mike Thibodeau. Call them and demand they uphold the will of the people of Maine and protect One Fair Wage!

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House
Room 303, State House
2 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0002
tel: (207) 287-1300
Sara.Gideon@legislature.maine.gov

Senator Mike Thibodeau

3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 287-1500
mike@mainesenatepresident.com

Media Coverage

Maine voters approve raising the minimum wage
Step up, vote ‘yes’ on 4 | Sun Journal
All our restaurant staff makes one fair base wage. Maine’s tipped workers deserve the same. — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
Yes on 4 | Sun Journal
These Maine workers would benefit most from a higher minimum wage | BDN Maine
Maine Voices: Higher minimum wage will benefit food service workers
A higher minimum wage will help Maine’s elderly. A third of working seniors will get a raise. — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
A higher minimum wage will make a difference for those who work hard, still struggle
Seniors Gather to Support Raising Minimum Wage
Slander has no place in Maine’s minimum wage hike debate | David Farmer