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  • Google Workers Organize with CWA 1400
  • Union Members Meet with Congregational Delegation on New COVID Relief Bill
  • Register Now for Maine AFL-CIO State Legislative Conference - Feb. 26
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This year, due to the pandemic, we have cancelled our in-person Labor Lobby Day activities at the State House, but we will be holding a virtual 2020 Legislative Policy Forum for union members to le

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  • Labor Reading Group to Feature Author Bill Fletcher, Jr. — Jan. 28th
  • Union Members Deliver Nearly 10 Tons of Food to Mainers in Need
  • New Book Chronicles Worker Militancy in Maine’s Paper Industry
  • Kittery Water District Workers Ratify First Contract
  • Join Virtual Events Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • MSEA-SEIU 1989 Hiring for a Union Organizer Position

Over the past few months, President Donald Trump’s performance has been both unprecedented and unpresidential.

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  • Museum Workers Call on Management to Cease Union Busting Tactics
  • Waterville KVCAP Drivers Organize a Union with Machinists S-89
  • Join UMaine Workers Protesting Retiree Health Care Cuts — Thurs. Oct. 29th
  • Sen. Collins took $21,400 from Senior BIW Management Right Before Strike
  • Please Support This Year’s Solidarity Harvest for Mainers in Need!

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 

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.

For many years, Mainers have trusted Senator Susan Collins to vote in the best interest of Mainers. But in recent years, it's become clear that corporate influences in Washington have changed her.