• Last Chance to Register for Summer Institute!
  • Reading of “Mother Jones in Heaven,” Aug 7th at UMaine
  • Union & Activists Protest Tax Fraud and Worker Misclassification
  • USW 366 Members Featured in USW @ Work


  • Stop the Attack on Union Apprenticeships!
  • Maine Lobstering Union (IAM 207) Organizes Unity Rally in Stonington
  • Union Members Show Up to Support Nurses in Contract Rally
  • Workers Turn Out for Race & Economics Presentation
  • Judicial Branch Employees (MSEA SEIU 1989) Win Pay Raises in New Contract
  • It’s Medicare’s 54th Birthday, Let’s Expand It to Everyone!


  • Rep. Tina Riley (IBEW 1253): From the Shop Floor to the Legislature
  • SAPPI Westbrook Workers Win Pay Raises
  • National AFL-CIO Leader to Be Honored Sunday Aug. 18 in Maine
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Welcome New Members
  • Labor History: When 2,000 Maine State Workers Staged A Walkout


  • Rep. Cuddy: We Need More Union Members in the Legislature
  • Sign Up for Our Worker Candidate Training!
  • AFSCME Locals 2968 & 1814 Secure Pay Raises in New Contract
  • Reminder: Machias Nurses & Technicians to Hold Rally Thursday July 18
  • Join Loggers & International Workers at Summer Institute!

Recent News

As socialists look out at the horizon of the struggle for a radically reformed society, we should try, like good Marxists, to anticipate where and with whom conflicts are likely to arise and how we are going to deal with those challenges.

A year and a half later, sleepless but amped up on coffee and solidarity from a 29-hour marathon final bargaining session, I celebrated with the rest of the bargaining committee, made up of select union members who negotiated directly with the company, as the union and Vox Media management reached a contract agreement.

I had done a complete 180 on unions.

In This Edition:

  • Check Out What You Missed at Labor Summer Institute!
  • National Call-In Day to Fix NAFTA 2.0
  • Join Us for Labor Day Celebrations Across the State!

When retired USW member and Army veteran Jim Blank discovered Union Plus recently, he was pleasantly surprised to learn he could still benefit from its programs. He received a $1,000 Veteran’s Grant when he purchased a house for his daughter through the Union Plus Mortgage Program.

Take Action

The new NAFTA is another corporate handout. It won't stem the outsourcing of good jobs or protect the rights of working people. Tell Congress the new NAFTA isn't good enough.

Recently introduced legislation would provide needed protections for health care and social services workers from violence on the job. Tell Congress to support an OSHA workplace violence standard.

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