Maine AFL-CIO

 

IN THIS EDITION:

  • The 2019 Maine AFL-CIO Legislative Scorecard has arrived!
  • Ellsworth Nurses & Techs Fight for a Fair Contract
  • Maine AFL-CIO 32nd Biennial Convention Coming up!
  • Central Maine Labor Council Meetings Have Moved
  • Bowdoin Housekeepers Speak Out for Fair Wages

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Maine Postal Workers Win $259,000 Grievance Settlement
  • Unions Endorse Strimling for Portland Mayor
  • News Guild of Maine Wins Improvements in New Contract
  • Workers Get Skilled Up & Pumped Up for Medicare for All
  • Talking Union at the Common Ground Fair

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Collins Votes to Confirm Extremist Labor Secretary
  • Union Members Appointed to State Commissions
  • Solidarity with Striking UAW Members
  • Let’s Get More Working Class People into Elected Office

In this E-Newsletter:

  • Maine Union Members Call for Medicare for All
  • 1 in 4 Mainers Stop Taking Medication Due to Cost
  • Protecting the Healthcare Status Quo is Short-Sighted

Recent News

Federal agencies have been told to carry out Trump administration directives aimed at restricting the role of unions in the federal workplace and giving agencies the maximum discretion in taking disciplinary actions against employees, now that a court ban against many of those policies has been lifted.

A key labor leader has warned House Democrats not to expedite approval of a new North American trade deal, saying that the agreement remains far from complete and that a vote in coming weeks would be a “colossal mistake.”

It was just a decade ago that the Great Recession — the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression — upended life for hundreds of millions of Americans. More than 8 million people across the country lost their jobs. Millions more lost their homes and life savings.

The economy has made steady improvements since 2008, but recovery has disproportionately favored wealthier Americans.

One of the workshops at the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s two-day convention that opened here Thursday explored the lessons offered from “worker power resurgence,” a reference to labor’s extraordinary year of strikes and other work stoppages in 2018.

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