Maine AFL-CIO

 

IN THIS EDITION

  • Machinists Call on Senator Collins to Take Down False Ad About BIW
  • IBEW 567 Members Step Up Recruitment Efforts Amid Solar Boom
  • APWU Members Reassemble Dismantled Sorting Machine
  • Calais Nurses Meet with Speaker Gideon About Contract Fight
  • ME AFL Pres. Cynthia Phinney Introduces Sen. Warren at Campaign Rally 

IN THIS EDITION

  • UNION BUSTING ALERT! Support Portland Museum of Art (PMA) Workers
  • Firefighters Form Group to Advocate for Women’s Issues
  • Laborers Local 327 Seeking Experienced Workers
  • Dick Rogers Retires as Business Manager of IBEW 1837

IN THIS EDITION:

  • USW 900 Worker Dies from Coronavirus Amid Outbreak at Rumford Mill
  • Over 80 Maine Union Members Signed Up for Strike School!
  • Waterville KVCAP Drivers Headed to a Union Election
  • Portland Museum of Art Workers Organizing Union
  • Want to Volunteer as a Paid Pollworker on Election Day? 

Recent News

Half a century after Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, labor advocates say the agency in charge of enforcing the landmark law is failing to protect American workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Half a century after Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, labor advocates say the agency in charge of enforcing the landmark law is failing to protect American workers during the coronavirus pandemic. "We lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to health and safety on the job," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said this week in a conference call. "OSHA has been absent."

Read the full article in CBS News.

“The AFL-CIO is joining this lawsuit to force the Trump administration to do what it should have done months ago — protect American workers by dramatically increasing the supply of the PPE they need to work safely during this pandemic,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a news release. “The failure to do so is immoral and inexcusable, and we demand action now.

Read the full article in Mass Device.

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The HEROES Act has been sitting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk for months, but now he wants to ram through a Supreme Court nomination. Tell your senators we need COVID-19 relief, not a Supreme Court power grab.

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