News

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Preble Street Workers Form Union
  • Register now for Labor Summer Institute!
  • Nurses to Rally in Calais 
  • More Pro-Labor Victories
  • Papermaker & Discussion — 6/23
  • Ironworkers Going Strong in Maine
  • 110 Years Ago: Maine AFL Endorses Women’s Suffrage

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Legislative Update: Pro-labor victories
  • Calais Nurses in Contract Fight
  • State Employees (MSEA SEIU 1989) Rallying for Fair Contract — Sat. June 22
  • Race & Economics Workshop in Lewiston — Sunday July 21
  • State Green New Deal Passes Maine House!
  • Mainers Rally for Tax Fairness

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Workers Turn Out for Responsible Contracting
  • This Saturday: Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!”
  • Workers of Color Forming A. Philip Randolph Institute Chapter
  • IBEW Workers Win Significant Staffing Demands from CMP
  • Providing Retirement Security for Mental Health & Corrections Workers
  • Earned Time Bill Passes Legislature
  • Maine Labor History: A Jamaican Farmworker Strike

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Workers Turn Out for State Green New Deal
  • Supporting 911 Dispatchers
  • Report on Golden’s New NAFTA Town Hall
  • Protecting Workers When the State Privatizes Services
  • Collective Bargaining Rights for Loggers

Unions Support Bill to Create Green Union Jobs, Tackle Climate Change

As the tax deadline looms and millions scurry to get their forms sent on time, Tax Day is a good time to dispel the myth that the U.S. Postal Service is funded by tax dollars.

At an industry conference for video game developers in late March, the thousands of lanyarded attendees could try new games, swap business cards and hear from experts on rendering realistic blood spatter.

Or they could talk about unionizing.

Hundreds joined a series of standing-room-only roundtables on the topic of organized labor, taking time away from the Game Developers Conference to brainstorm ways to build worker power in an industry that is almost entirely nonunion.

 Twelve workers at Flight Safety Services Corporation — a company that works on the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire — have formed a union and affiliated with the International Association of Machinist (IAM) District Lodge 4. These employees provide critical safety services, including fixing flight simulators that train air crews and simulators that teach workers how to load and fuel airplanes.

Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year.

In this Edition:

  • Right to Strike Hearing
  • Justice for Injured Workers
  • The Fight for Fair Taxation
  • Extending the WARN Act
  • Public Hearings Next Week
  • The Union Barber & the Scab
  • Support for Stop 'n' Shop Workers

Weekly Working Class Update

In this Edition:

  • Equal Pay Day
  • Collective Bargaining Rights Bill Passes Committee
  • "Right to Work" Bill Dead (For Now)
  • Earned Paid Sick Leave
  • Public Hearings Next Week
  • Lewiston Textile Strike of 1854

Weekly Working Class Update

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Workers turn out for public sector collective bargaining bill
  • Unemployment/Vacation Pay Bill Passes
  • Fairly Compensating Public Employees
  • Worker Safety Bills
  • Collective Bargaining Rights for Farm Workers
  • Eliminating Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace
  • Public Hearings Next week
  • Eastern Maine Labor Council Legislative Breakfast
  • Workers Memorial Day events
  • Maine Women’s Labor History