Maine AFL-CIO

 

At 4am on Friday, February 9th, Governor LePage sent in heavily armed troopers to shut down Downeast Correctional Facility (DCF).  The Department of Corrections moved all inmates to other facilitie

A bill in Augusta would pave the way for driverless buses in Maine. Needless to say, bus drivers have big concerns.

Health care workers at Hospice of Southern Maine voted to come together as a union in May.  

Bangor nurse Amy Lee Tidd, a member of Maine State Nurses Association, recently returned from a medical relief trip to Puerto Rico.

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In the belly of the political beast in DC, grassroots organizers gathered at AFL-CIO headquarters to discuss collective action under Trump, beyond the beltway. Activists representing teachers, housekeepers, graduate students, and airline workers talked about union power in the wake of the Janus decision and keeping hope alive for the next generation of young labor leaders.

The moment you may have been dreading arrived June 27, when the Supreme Court imposed the open shop on the public sector nationwide with its decision in Janus v. AFSCME District 31.

In November, technicians at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital voted to form a union. 

These workers voted nearly unanimously to come together as a union, and to affiliate with the Maine State Nurses Assoication, National Nurses United. 

They join the RNs at Maine Coast who are also represented by MSNA. 

Welcome to the labor movement, brothers and sisters!

When news broke that Senator Susan Collins had voted for the horrible GOP tax scam that gives millions of dollars to the wealthiest on the backs of the working class, local union members felt compelled to respond.

Following a rally outside her Bangor office, four union members and a disabled veteran went upstairs to speak with the Senators' staff.  Given their inadequate answers as to why Collins voted to sell out the working families of Maine, they decided not to leave until she pledged to oppose it on the next vote.

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