Maine AFL-CIO

 We're pleased to announce that this year's Maine AFL-CIO Labor Lobby Day will be held on Thursday, March 14th at the State House in Augusta. REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Maine AFL-CIO and Communications Workers of America Local 1400 are strongly supporting legislation aimed at preventing outsourcing and protecting good Maine jobs. LD 201, sponsored by Rep.

The Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee will hear a number of bills on Monday, March 4th and Wednesday, March 6th to fix Maine’s workers’ compensation system.

Recent News

A four-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers may soon be over. About 1.2 million workers will win and 2.8 million will lose.

The Department of Labor is scaling back an Obama-era rule that would have doubled the maximum salary for a worker to qualify for overtime pay, according to a proposed rule the agency sent to the Office of the Federal Register for public review.

Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable. Black women, in particular, have played an enormous role in the movement’s legacy and development.

Union leaders want Congress to make protections for TPS holders and Dreamers permanent and won’t stop lobbying on their behalf.

More than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Washington, D.C., urging Congress to stand by TPSers and Dreamers.

In this E-Newsletter:

  • Introducing our new communications director
  • Earned paid sick leave bill
  • Collective bargaining rights for teachers
  • Anti-outsourcing legislation
  • Non-compete clause bill
  • Gender pay equality
  • Workers compensation legislation

Brothers and Sisters!

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