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IN THIS EDITION:

  • Repeal the Tax on Healthcare Plans!
  • Join the Labor Sing-a-Long at the Common Ground Fair
  • Discussion on Labor Issues in the Food Service Industry — 9/18
  • AFT Endorses Climate Strikes

IN THIS EDITION: 

  • Calais Nurses & Caregivers Vote to Authorize Strike
  • Spirit of Solidarity Strong at Labor Day Celebrations!
  • USW Locals in Madawaska Ratify Strong Contract
  • Maine AFL-CIO Convention — Oct. 24-25th!

IN THIS EDITION:
  • Come Celebrate Labor Day with Us!
  • Support for Unions at Near 50-Year High!
  • BIW Seeking 1,000 New Workers

With political support from Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and several Virginia state lawmakers, airline food preparation workers took their nationwide struggle against their bosses public with a July 23 protest that drew almost 1,000 people and virtually filled the old main hall at Washington National Airport.

No advocates for workers’ rights or labor were especially surprised last week when President Trump nominated Eugene Scalia for secretary of Labor, succeeding the utterly discredited Alex Acosta.

Scalia—son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—had made his reputation in Washington as a lawyer for big corporations resisting labor regulations, after all.

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Stop the Attack on Union Apprenticeships!
  • Maine Lobstering Union (IAM 207) Organizes Unity Rally in Stonington
  • Union Members Show Up to Support Nurses in Contract Rally
  • Workers Turn Out for Race & Economics Presentation
  • Judicial Branch Employees (MSEA SEIU 1989) Win Pay Raises in New Contract
  • It’s Medicare’s 54th Birthday, Let’s Expand It to Everyone!

When you order food through an app and tip the worker who delivers it, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the money you give goes directly to that person. But in reality, some delivery apps use your tip to make up the worker’s base pay — essentially stealing the money you’re trying to give someone to maximize their profits.

Donald Trump ran for president on the idea that he would help struggling Americans, the "forgotten man" as he referred to these implicitly white workers, rise up after years of neglect from a shifty labor market and stagnant wages.

This week, millions of consumers flocked to Amazon looking for a deal on Prime Day, which brought in more than $3.9 billion for the retail giant last year. Maybe you were one of those shoppers.

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Rep. Tina Riley (IBEW 1253): From the Shop Floor to the Legislature
  • SAPPI Westbrook Workers Win Pay Raises
  • National AFL-CIO Leader to Be Honored Sunday Aug. 18 in Maine
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Welcome New Members
  • Labor History: When 2,000 Maine State Workers Staged A Walkout

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Rep. Cuddy: We Need More Union Members in the Legislature
  • Sign Up for Our Worker Candidate Training!
  • AFSCME Locals 2968 & 1814 Secure Pay Raises in New Contract
  • Reminder: Machias Nurses & Technicians to Hold Rally Thursday July 18
  • Join Loggers & International Workers at Summer Institute!