Excitement continues to grow in Portland, across Maine and around the world for a significant raise in the minimum wage. The Portland Greens are leading on a citizen's initiative which will go before voters in November 2015. The initiative, entitled "An Ordinance Toward a Living Wage", will guarantee that all non-municipal employees in the City of Portland will receive at least $15 per hour by 2019. Small businesses, defined as those with fewer than 500 employees, will gradually increase their wage while big businesses and franchises will have only until 2017 to get to $15 per hour for every employee.
Below are pictures of Portland residents showing their support the $15 Living Wage Ordinance!