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:

  • Augusta KVCAP Drivers for Union
  • The to fight to fully fund revenue sharing
  • Workers oppose proposed minimum wage cuts
  • Supporting state workers
  • Sign the NAFTA 2.0 petition
  • Maine Working Class History FB

Drivers Join Machinists Union to Improve their Jobs and Services they Provide to the Community

Maine AFL-CIO and Communications Workers of America Local 1400 are strongly supporting legislation aimed at preventing outsourcing and protecting good Maine jobs. LD 201, sponsored by Rep. Michelle Dunphy (D-Old Town), would make any employers who outsource call centers ineligible for state grants, loans or tax breaks for five years and they would require them to pay back any state tax benefits they previously received.

The Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee will hear a number of bills on Monday, March 4th and Wednesday, March 6th to fix Maine’s workers’ compensation system.  The Committee meets in room 202 of the Cross State Office Building.

In this E-Newsletter:

  • Introducing our new communications director
  • Earned paid sick leave bill
  • Collective bargaining rights for teachers
  • Anti-outsourcing legislation
  • Non-compete clause bill
  • Gender pay equality
  • Workers compensation legislation

Brothers and Sisters!

Maine AFL-CIO had a good discussion with Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday, Feb. 19 about strengthening workers’ rights, manufacturing, job quality standards on solar projects and other important worker issues.