Protest for Wages 

Today, local residents protested against unfair work conditions.The Food and Medicine Organization rallied in front of Bangor’s Federal Building to raise awareness about employee wage theft.They say too many employees go illegally unpaid or under-paid every year.Their cause touched a local janitor whose employer misclassified him as an independent contractor. “Well I’d like to see people be treated fairly and you know and be paid for what they’re working. And you know, I didn’t work for this man for six months. I worked for him for five years, you know, I felt I deserved to be treated fairly.”Wilcox was awarded over four-thousand dollars in benefits his employer owed him.Food and Medicine hope they inspire other employees to speak out against any mistreatment in the work place.