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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

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.

More workers were involved in strikes and other labor disputes in 2018 than at any point in the past three decades, fueled by widespread teacher protests last spring, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department.

Read more from the Wall Street Journal.