corporate influence

organizing

Flotilla formed to protect the Penobscot

On Saturday, more than a hundred Mainers from across the state gathered at the Bangor waterfront and in canoes, kayaks and other craft on the Penobscot River to celebrate the

money in politics

Will Rep. Poliquin vote with his financial industry donors to deregulate Wall Street?

Regulations targeting Wall Street bankers and predatory lenders could be on the chopping block this week if Republicans in Congress get their way. The House of Representatives is expected to

Shenna Bellows

An interview with Shenna Bellows, champion for Maine workers

This week on the Beacon podcast, Mike interviews Democratic State Senator Shenna Bellows of Manchester. They discuss the threats to the minimum wage, her internet privacy bill, and how Mainers

Lauren LePage

Maine House passes bill to ban corporate tax havens

On Wednesday, by a mostly party-line vote, the Maine House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill sponsored by Rep. Ryan Tipping of Orono to close loopholes that allow

labor

With Trump’s workplace safety rollbacks, more Mainers could be hurt on the job

This year in Maine, 22 workers died while on the job. They were lobstermen, teachers, construction laborers, even bankers; people from all walks who paid with their lives in their

corporate influence

AT&T workers across Maine plan to go on strike Friday

AT&T workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), have pledged to walk off the job and form picket lines on Friday at 3 p.m. if contract negotiations continue

corporate influence

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

food

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

fair wages

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