Maine AFL-CIO

 

IN THIS EDITION

  • Maine Med Nurse Celebrates Union Victory After Voting in Three Elections Since 1976
  • Union Members from 3 Unions Working on NECEC Project; Maine AFL-CIO Endorses
  • Maine AFL-CIO Endorses Tribal Sovereignty Bill
  • Congressman Jared Golden Pushes to Lower Medicare Age to 60
  • AFL-CIO Northeast District Meeting — Thursday, June 10
  • Labor Reading Group to Read “A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy”
  • New Report Finds 20 Maine Workers Were Killed on the Job in 2019

IN THIS EDITION

  • Shaw’s Truck Drivers & Mechanics Return to Work After Brief Strike
  • Maine Dollar General Workers Quit En Masse to Protest Poor Treatment
  • IBEW 1837 Members at Central Maine Power Ratify New 4-Year Contract 
  • MSNA Members to Hold Vigil in Portland for 375 Nurses Who Died of Covid
  • Maine May Day Rallies Focus on Building Workers Power & Supporting the PRO Act
  • Workers Testify in Support of Bill to Fix Maine’s Unemployment System
  • Union members Support Bill to Require PPP for Frontline Workers

IN THIS EDITION

  • Maine Med Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Unionize
  • Portland Museum of Art Workers Win Union Election
  • Public Hearing on “Fix Unemployment" Bill — Monday, May 3rd, 9am
  • Maine May Day Rallies for Workers' Rights This Saturday, May 1st
  • Western Maine Labor Council Holds 15th Annual Workers' Memorial Day Event
  • Maine Textile Women Formed the “Industrial Reserve Army” of “Spindle City”

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Workers Support Bill to Ensure Clean Energy Projects Create Good Quality Union Jobs & Advance Equity
  • Nurses at EMMC Win Contract to Improve Patient Safety, Wages and Staffing
  • Railway Workers Urge Congressional Delegation to Protect Public Safety & Union Jobs In Pan Am Railways Acquisition 
  • Maine Race & Labor History Presentation — Wed., April 21st
  • UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 716 Career Fair — Wed. April 21st
  • Union Members Turn Out for New Member Orientation Training 
  • Labor Council President & USW retiree Calls for Online Voter Registration at “Democracy Day Event”
  • Upcoming PRO Act Events!

Recent News

The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Sindicato Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y de Servicios Movimiento 20/32 (SNITIS) and Public Citizen announced Monday that they have filed the first complaint under the Rapid Response Mechanism of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) against Tridonex, an auto parts factory located in Matamoros in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Billionaire Elon Musk is slated to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler (IBEW) is calling his infamous labor practices and anti-union tactics anything but funny. “Musk has used his social-media megaphone to spread misinformation about COVID-19, endanger employees’ health and violate their organizing rights.

The PRO Act is about as important a piece of labor legislation as we’ve seen in some time. It holds the potential to open the door for workers and organizers to step up and reverse 40 years of losses for organized labor. The law, whose initials stand for Protecting the Right to Organize, aims to do just that: protect workers from being harassed or fired if they try to organize a union or if they try to help their already existing union become more active in their workplace. This is seen as the number one legislative priority for organized labor.

Before we even find out if Elon Musk can do comedy, we know this: Letting him host “Saturday Night Live” is a joke.

Take Action

Two pieces of legislation will take an important step toward fixing our unjust immigration system by providing permanent protections to vital members of our communities and our unions. Call your senators and urge them to support the Dream Act (S. 264) and the SECURE Act (S. 306) today.

Working people need laws that protect our rights to organize, keep us safe at work, and advance racial and economic justice. Tell our elected leaders to pass laws that put working people first.

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