corporate influence

organizing

Mainers march for science, because facts don’t always speak for themselves

Mainers held six marches on Saturday in support of public policy based on science and as a general celebration of the scientific method and empirical thought. More than a thousand

immigration

Rep. Golden stands up to corporate lobby to fight wage theft

A new bill introduced by House Assistant Majority Leader Jared Golden would crack down on wage theft by unethical employers in Maine. The bill is designed to address a widespread

corporate influence

Maine restaurant servers fight to protect minimum wage increase

“With the wage going up I can look forward to an income I can depend on during slow months and when bad weather prevents customers from getting out. It helps

money in politics

Will Maine restaurants divest from Trump and LePage?

Progressive activists are asking local restaurants to cancel their membership with the Maine Restaurant Association, a branch of the National Restaurant Association, following a series of controversial actions by the

Donald Trump

Puzder’s withdrawal is a victory for the resistance, but next time won’t be so easy

On Wednesday afternoon, the Labor movement scored a major victory as Labor Secretary candidate Andrew Pudzer became the first nominee to the Trump Cabinet to go down in flames, with

labor

Maine Restaurant Association backs Trump’s Labor nominee in letter to Collins

The Maine Restaurant Association, the industry lobby group that fought an unsuccessful campaign to stop the state minimum wage increase referendum last year, has begun pressuring Maine Senator Susan Collins

family leave

Maine workers, business owners ask Sen. Collins to reject Puzder

Making the case that an opponent of the minimum wage and workplace protections shouldn’t head the U.S. Department of Labor, Maine small business owners and activists for workers’ rights held

AFL-CIO

Anti-union push begins again in Maine Legislature

Two anti-union bills sponsored by Republican Representative Larry Lockman are now in the hands of the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development (LCED) committee, on which Lockman sits, for its

racial justice

Bangor protesters stand in opposition to Trump SCOTUS nominee

Chanting “Our bodies. Our Lives. Our families. We decide,” and “Voting is a basic right, not just for the rich and white,” demonstrators gathered in West Market Square in Bangor on Thursday

Susan Collins

Collins, King wrong to back Exxon CEO Tillerson for Secretary of State

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King’s decisions to back Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as Secretary of State are highly disappointing and not in the best interests of Mainers or the nation.