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About the Maine AFL-CIO

Founded in 1956, the Maine AFL-CIO is a federation of 160 local unions representing 42,000 workers, 5 central labor councils and six national union and industry councils. We represent all kinds of workers -- teachers, papermakers, truck drivers, nurses, letter carriers, firefighters, shipbuilders, and many more. For a full list of our affiliates, click here. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation. The Maine AFL-CIO has three major roles in accomplishing that mission:

  • Labor Solidarity - The Maine AFL-CIO supports Maine workers when they come together to join a union and as they bargain with employers to improve their living conditions and workplaces.
  • Legislative Advocacy - The Maine AFL-CIO and its affiliates fight for policies that improve the lives and working conditions of our state's union members and working families.
  • Political Advocacy - The Maine AFL-CIO endorses electoral candidates that stand up for Maine's workers and union members.

Contact Us:
Augusta Office:
21 Gabriel Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330
207 622 9675


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