BANGOR – Small business owners in Bangor gathered in support of a campaign that could raise Maine’s minimum wage.
The event, at Fork and Spoon in downtown allowed business owners to discuss why they’re supporting the campaign.
In November, voters will decide on a referendum that could raise the wage from $7.50 to $9 in 2017 and then a dollar a year until it reaches $12 dollars in 2020.
One low wage earner, Kirsten Costedio said, “I am in school right now, I would love to come back to Maine and I think that raising minimum raise needs to happen so that we can have people that want to stay in Maine for years to come.”
The Maine Small Business Coalition is launching fair wage week on Monday, June 13.
Supporters are encouraged to eat out at local restaurants and eateries across the state.