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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!

IN THIS EDITION

  • Nurses to Hold Contract Rally in Machias
  • Fighting Back in the Wake of the Janus Decision
  • ​Portland City Manager Throws Tantrum at Firefighters
  • Save the Dates: Labor Day Events!
  • Better Know a Local: IBEW 1837

IN THIS EDITON:

  • State Employees (MSEA-SEIU Local 1989) Secure Pay Raises in Tentative Agreement
  • Building Trades Bill to Strengthen Prevailing Wages Signed into Law
  • Maine Union Leaders See Opportunity in Offshore Wind
  • Take our Volunteer Survey: Maine’s Labor Movement Needs You!
  • 2019 Labor Summer Institute - sign up today!
  • Better Know a Local: IATSE Local 114 Celebrates 115 Years

When AFSCME member Deborah Van Horn was unable to work due to health issues, she turned to Union Plus for financial help. As a Union Plus Credit Cardholder, she was eligible to apply for the Union Plus Disability Grant.

As Pride Month is recognized around the world this year, the rainbow-hued celebration will be colored by hope, fear for the future, and reverence for the queer liberation movement’s radical past.

Mexico didn’t foist NAFTA on the United States, despite President Donald Trump’s constant claims that the U.S. loses “so much money” on the deal. We did it to ourselves, and we did it deliberately.

Corporations wanted to create in Mexico a low-wage haven where they could shift production, expecting us to happily buy the imported goods built with cheap Mexican labor—while exporting our jobs.

President Trump ran for office as a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions, but his administration has systematically favored employers at the expense of workers.

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
LaVerne Washington, executive board member and steward of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 101 in San Jose, California is on her way to retiring credit card debt free. Washington has been an AFSCME member for 18 years. As she started planning for retirement from her job as a paralegal, she researched ways to reduce her bills and high interest credit card debt. She remembered that Union Plus Credit Counseling is one of the benefits available to her through AFSCME Advantage.
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy, also known as “Superstorm Sandy”, battered the east coast of the United States and caused billions of dollars in damage. “We had never seen anything like it,” says Shileen Shaw, recalling the damage her East Orange, NJ, home suffered at the time. Shaw’s home lost electricity for weeks and her roof endured severe damage. Luckily, she was able to turn to her union for help.

House Democrats have a plan to make unions great again.

They’re trying to get support for a sweeping labor reform bill that would reverse decades of Republican-backed policies meant to crush labor unions.