labor

environment

Bill to protect Maine firefighters from cancer hangs in the balance

Too many firefighters are getting cancer. Sixty percent of firefighter job-related deaths are due to cancer, and firefighters develop over 10 types of cancer more often than the general population

organizing

Rhyming road signs make case against GOP shutdown

Backroads across Maine have seen a flowering of signs over the last few days with messages meant to highlight what a state government shutdown would mean for Mainers. Republican legislative

human rights

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

fair wages

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

Cokie Giles

Maine hospice nurses celebrate union organizing victory

The registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough will be the latest members of the Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA). They voted to organize

human rights

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

Eliza Townsend

Bill would prevent Maine workers from being punished for getting sick

Sick leave is often taken for granted by a majority of white-collar workers in Maine, but for many blue-color and service-sector employees, it’s just not an option. Nationally, fewer than

fair wages

Maine workers fight to protect minimum wage increase

More than 150 workers from across Maine visited the State House on Thursday to ask legislators a simple question: do you stand with working families, or with large corporations and

Maine Restaurant Association

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

labor

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

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