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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Wage Hike Hypocrisy

The activist group leading the charge to enact a $12 minimum wage in Maine pays its workers less than that amount.

The Maine People’s Alliance wants Maine’s minimum wage to increase from $7.50 to $12 an hour, a 60 percent hike. The group posted an advertisement on Craigslist hoping to recruit canvassers and community organizers to “Work toward a fair minimum wage for Maine.” Prospective candidates must be willing to work about 20 hours a week for a starting wage of $429 every two weeks, which works out to about $10 an hour.

“The Phone Canvasser/Organizers are responsible for acting as a communications liaison between MPA and our members, and will engage in grassroots fundraising, member development, and voter education,” the post says.

The group highlights numerous side-benefits of the position in question in the post.


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