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HIRING ANNOUNCEMENT: Maine AFL-CIO Communications Director

HIRING ANNOUNCEMENT: Maine AFL-CIO Communications Director

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.

Recent News

Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov. 26, General Motors (GM) announced its decision to halt production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants, idling thousands of workers.

A series of settlements hammered out over the past few weeks between Marriott and its striking workers in Boston and seven other cities are ushering in groundbreaking benefits that could set a precedent not just for the service industry but for workers nationwide.

The Boston agreement, reached after workers spent more than six weeks on the picket lines, marching and chanting in the wind and rain and snow, includes a roughly 20 percent increase in wages over 4½ years, a 37 percent increase in pension contributions, and six weeks of paid maternity leave, plus two weeks for spouses.

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.

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

Since then, they have struggled to secure a first contract. Management is delaying bargaining progress, and retaliating against union leaders.

In Decemeber, community members rallied behind these brave and compassionate workers by holding a candlelit vigil in Monument Square in Portland.

We stand with these workers in their fight for a fair contract. 

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