News

IN THIS EDITION:

  • House Votes to Protect the US Postal Service
  • Committee Passes Public Sector Right to Strike Bill
  • KVCAP Drivers Need Your Help!
  • “All Work And No Play” Exhibits Photos of Child Laborers in Maine
  • Wishing a Happy Retirement to John Martell (IAFF) & Dick Deering (IBEW)!

IN THIS EDITION:

  • “They’re Just Drivers” — KVCAP Drivers Fight for Fair Contract
  • Coalition Supports Bill to Protect Rights at Work
  • Golden Hosts IAM Local S6 President at State of the Union
  • Critical Pro-Union Bill Passes the US House
  • Bowdoin Housekeepers Call for More Staff & Safer Working Conditions

Support for the labor movement is the highest in nearly half a century, yet only one in 10 workers are members of unions today. How can both be true?

IN THIS EDITION:

  • The Maine AFL-CIO Legislative Scorecard Is Online!
  • UAW Announces Proposed Tentative Agreement with GM
  • Senator Jackson Discusses Worker Organizing in the North Woods
  • Tribute Performance to Pete Seeger — Oct. 27th 

IN THIS EDITION:

  • The 2019 Maine AFL-CIO Legislative Scorecard has arrived!
  • Ellsworth Nurses & Techs Fight for a Fair Contract
  • Maine AFL-CIO 32nd Biennial Convention Coming up!
  • Central Maine Labor Council Meetings Have Moved
  • Bowdoin Housekeepers Speak Out for Fair Wages

One of the workshops at the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s two-day convention that opened here Thursday explored the lessons offered from “worker power resurgence,” a reference to labor’s extraordinary year of strikes and other work stoppages in 2018.

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Maine Postal Workers Win $259,000 Grievance Settlement
  • Unions Endorse Strimling for Portland Mayor
  • News Guild of Maine Wins Improvements in New Contract
  • Workers Get Skilled Up & Pumped Up for Medicare for All
  • Talking Union at the Common Ground Fair

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Collins Votes to Confirm Extremist Labor Secretary
  • Union Members Appointed to State Commissions
  • Solidarity with Striking UAW Members
  • Let’s Get More Working Class People into Elected Office

In this E-Newsletter:

  • Maine Union Members Call for Medicare for All
  • 1 in 4 Mainers Stop Taking Medication Due to Cost
  • Protecting the Healthcare Status Quo is Short-Sighted

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!