Courier-Gazette Letters to the Editor, July 4

Jul 04, 2019

Kudos to Warren Day organizers

A huge thank-you and congratulations to the Warren Days Committee members and coordinators for a wonderful community celebration that was very well planed and run. Great job. It was a pleasure to be there.

Mike Mayo

Thomaston

Pluecker a hypocrite

Self-proclaimed social justice warrior and former labor organizer turned state representative/farmer Bill Pluecker from Warren pays his interns an average of $3 per hour, according to his ad on the MOFGA website. The website information was updated after the independent legislator was elected to office, which further goes on to detail living conditions, some of which include buildings with no electricity.

The voting record of Mr. Pluecker shows that he strongly opposed making changes to the minimum-wage increases passed at the ballot box, which would have allowed other small businesses to make various accommodations to help soften the blows for the steep increases. All the while he is able to take advantage of current agricultural exemptions for minimum wages and overtime and rewards his hardworking interns, asked to work upwards of 50 hours per week, an average of $3 per hour.

He also voted against a bill, LD 857, increasing fines and accountability for wage violations for employers. The first-term Rep. Pluecker owns and operates Hatchet Cove Farm located on the Finntown Road in Warren with his wife, Reba Richardson.

Edward Courtenay

Warren

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jul 04, 2019 14:24

WOW!



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