Back in November, Maine voters passed a referendum that would increase base wages for tipped workers to $5 per hour. Now, Republican Governor Paul LePage has ordered the state Department of Labor not to enforce the new law. Yes, actually: Maine’s new minimum wage law, which would bump the base pay for bartenders and [&hellip...
Trump-Supporting ME Governor: “The enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in, are people of color”
Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) has spent much of his tenure blaming people of color for his state’s troubles. At a town hall meeting in August, he claimed he was “collecting every single drug dealer who has been arrested in our state” and storing their pictures in a three-ring binder. “I don’t ask them [&hellip...
Maine’s House Speaker Mark Eves has accused Governor Paul LePage of blackmail after he lost a job offer when threats to his future employer were made by the administration. Eves, who is employed in the private sector as a family therapist, was offered the position of President of the Good Will-Hinckley School, a partially [&hellip...
A federal review from the Department of Labor (DOL) shows that Maine Gov. Paul LePage endangered the fair-hearings process last year when he summoned unemployment hearing officers to a mandatory lunch at the Governor’s residence. At the lunch, LePage pressured them to begin ruling in favor of businesses. The review also found that...