Compromise on raising Bangor minimum wage talks to continue

Bangor City Councilman Joe Baldacci

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“I will vote for a minimum wage increase as early as possible and if there are four other councilors who will join me in doing that, then I will be very happy,” said Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci. “Until that point reaches us, I want to guarantee that wages in Bangor will go up.”

The following are excerpts from the Bangor Daily News article of Aug, 18, 2015
By Evan Belanger, BDN Staff

The City Council’s Business and Economic Development Committee failed Tuesday to move forward a proposed compromise on a local minimum-wage increase.

The committee was expected to discuss possible amendments to Councilor Joe Baldacci’s proposed ordinance, which would increase the local minimum wage from $7.50 per hour to $8.25 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016, and eventually increase pay for the city’s lowest-paid workers to $9.75 per hour in 2018. After that, the local minimum wage would fluctuate…

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