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For 60 years, members of Ironworkers Local 807 at Cives Steel in Augusta have fabricated structural steel for a variety of large-scale projects throughout New England. Originally established to serve the infrastructure needs of paper mills, in recent years Cives has diversified to produce over 20,000 tons a year of structural steel for high-rise buildings, airports, hospitals, universities, transportation infrastructure, nuclear power plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing and more.

Augusta and Waterville drivers (Machinists Local S-89) at Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) have ratified a new three-year contract that includes several improvements over the previous one.

"We are building pathways and support structures to grow a bold, inclusive, and transformative movement — I think that's pretty badass," says Shuler, the first woman elected president of the AFL-CIO in the labor federation's history.

Ballots will be mailed to Bates adjunct faculty and staff members this Thursday, January 6 to start the voting process in their union election. Votes will be counted on January 31st by the National Labor Relations Board, the neutral third party conducting the secret mail in ballot election.

here weren’t many strikes in recent decades in which working people scored big victories, but the 1989 Pittston strike was one. Two years earlier, the Pittston Coal Company, in Pennsylvania, dropped out of a trade group that had negotiated a union contract with the United Mine Workers, and the company demanded cuts to miners’ health benefits.

A public hearing for our bill (LD 1816) to strengthen labor education in Maine and create the “Dr. Charles A. Scontras Labor Center” at the University of Southern Maine will be on Wednesday, January 12 at 9:30 on Zoom in the Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs Committee. Supporters will have the opportuntity to testify on Zoom. Email [email protected] for more information!

As any firefighter, police officer or other first responder can tell you, there are times when they have to respond to a tragic situation that affects them so deeply that it leaves a scar. Fatal fires, car accidents, tragic situations involving children are all part of the job and it’s common for these incidents to take a toll on one’s mental and emotional health.