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When Ironworkers Local 7 member Grant Provost became the union’s business agent in Maine in mid-2018, business was pretty slow to say the least.

Workers for the publicly funded agency Child Development Services rallied on Monday, May 2, outside the CDS Reach office in Portland to demand respect for the essential services they provide.

Last Friday, Governor Janet Mills and Randall Liberty took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport. The ceremony represented a promise fulfilled to former DCF workers, members of AFSCME 2968 and MSEA SEIU 1989, who spent years lobbying lawmakers and the Governor to save the facility.

International Workers' Day is this Sunday, May 1st and the Southern Maine Workers Center, Migrant Justice and Maine DSA will be holding events in Portland this weekend to support farm workers producing food for Hannaford Supermarkets.

          Art Build on Saturday, April 30 at Deering Oaks Park in Portland 10am-2pm

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 714 in Southern Maine will soon be reducing carbon emissions and supporting union jobs with the upcoming deployment of four union-made electric-powered buses. 

Maine AFL-CIO President Cynthia Phinney and Maine Building and Construction Trades Council President Jason J. Shedlock were invited to attend President Joe Biden’s speech at the New Hampshire State Port Authority in Portsmouth last week to promote investments made in the $1.2 trillion package that he signed last November. 

LD 1969, the Maine Climate Jobs bill, applies strong labor and equity standards to most utility-scale renewable energy projects and will go into effect in January 2023

The Maine Legislature's Appropriations Committee voted on Friday to recommend funding to establish a new Labor and Community Education Center at the University of Southern Maine. LD 1816, sponsored by House Speaker Ryan Fecteau (D-Biddeford), provides $400,000 to establish the Charles A. Scontras Labor Center at the University of Southern Maine and $100,000 for the Bureau of Labor Education at the University of Maine to expand its valuable work in labor studies.