Maine AFL-CIO

 

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Senate Passes Major Expansion of Unemployment for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
  • Sign up for Organizing Training - Organizing for Power: Coronovirus and Everything After
  • BIW Union Leaders Repeat Call for Actions to Protect Workers
  • Workers Turn Out for Online Racial Justice Workshop
  • Can You Provide Frontline Workers with Protective Gear?
  • Please Let Us Know Your Thoughts

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Unemployment Insurance Available to Workers Impacted By COVID-19 Crisis
  • Senate Passes Sick Leave Expansion, Cash Payments Likely Coming
  • Unions Demand BIW Close the Yard & Provide Pay for Its Workers During Closure
  • State Workers Call on State to Close Non-Essential Services
  • Helping Those in Need During the Crisis

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Workers Discuss Need for Economic Security in Response to COVID 19 Pandemic
  • Pass the COVID-19 Worker Protection Act
  • Labor Events Canceled or Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns
  • Workers at the Kittery Water District Organize With IBEW 1837

IN THIS EDITION:

  • IBEW 1837 Member Kevin O’Connell Wins Brewer House Seat!
  • Workers Join KVCAP Drivers in Demonstration for Fair Contract
  • Ellsworth Techs (MSNA) at Northern Light Hospital Authorize Strike
  • Union Members Support Bill to Strengthen Tax on Multimillionaires
  • Join Us for a pre-Labor Lobby Day Issue Briefing 

UNION MEMBER KEVIN O’CONNELL WINS BREWER HOUSE SEAT!

Congratulations to IBEW 1837 member Kevin O’Connell who overwhelmingly won election to a Brewer State House Seat this past Tuesday. Kevin defeated former Republican Rep. Garrel Craig, 1,403 to 1,017, according to the Bangor Daily News. Kevin is a first class lineworker at Emera Maine, a 24-year military veteran and former Brewer mayor. He has pledged to support workers' rights, fair wages and fully restoring revenue sharing to our cash-strapped towns and cities. We look forward to having another working class voice in Augusta!

Recent News

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Lobstering Union Lands Coveted Fair Trade Certification
  • USPS to Hold Job Fair this Saturday
  • Don't Forget to Vote on Tuesday March 3!
  • Building Trades Support Funding for High Road Apprenticeships
  • 35th Anniversary of FMC Strike Highlights Need for PRO ACT

North Carolina workers need a raise. For 11 consecutive years, the cost of living (food, rent, education, childcare) has increased causing our minimum wage to decline in value by 24 percent. Now, a person working full-time while making $7.25 an hour lives thousands of dollars below the federal poverty threshold.

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Maine AFL-CIO Endorses Kevin O’Connell in Brewer State House Race
  • Huhtamaki Workers Win Higher Wages & Better Benefits in New Contract
  • WMLC Screening "Roughing the Uppers" — 3/17
  • Time for a Clean Slate for Worker Power!
  • Join Our Labor Book Club!

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