Maine AFL-CIO

 

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.

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

Bangor nurse Amy Lee Tidd, a member of Maine State Nurses Association, recently returned from a medical relief trip to Puerto Rico.

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Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be in a better position to do it. Beyond the fair wage and tips she earns at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Stewart-Cariaga plans to take advantage of a home-buying assistance program run by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, the powerful union that represents service workers like her on the Vegas strip.

With growing membership, a budget back in the black and a strike fund that is rising by the year, the Auto Workers are much stronger than they were four years ago, retiring union President Dennis Williams says.

And if you really want a comparison, Williams added one bombshell at the end of his keynote address to the union’s convention, which opened June 11 in Detroit: “We have looked death in the eyes during the Great Recession.”

In November, technicians at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital voted to form a union. 

These workers voted nearly unanimously to come together as a union, and to affiliate with the Maine State Nurses Assoication, National Nurses United. 

They join the RNs at Maine Coast who are also represented by MSNA. 

Welcome to the labor movement, brothers and sisters!

When news broke that Senator Susan Collins had voted for the horrible GOP tax scam that gives millions of dollars to the wealthiest on the backs of the working class, local union members felt compelled to respond.

Following a rally outside her Bangor office, four union members and a disabled veteran went upstairs to speak with the Senators' staff.  Given their inadequate answers as to why Collins voted to sell out the working families of Maine, they decided not to leave until she pledged to oppose it on the next vote.

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