AFL-CIO

AFL-CIO

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

Susan Collins

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

Maine Legislature

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

AFL-CIO

Maine minimum wage boost “important step” ahead of Trump administration

Maine joined Arizona, Colorado and Washington state over the weekend in boosting its state minimum wage after successful ballot initiatives. In Maine, the minimum wage jumped to $9 an hour

health care

Privatization concerns at heart of Riverview controversy

A spate of recent headlines about the LePage administration’s effort to build a new facility at the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta have focused on the political nature of the

organizing

Maine minimum wage victory a bright spot for progressives in a dark election

Even as an unexpected conservative wave lifted Republican Donald Trump to the presidency and swamped down-ballot races across the country, the success of a set of left-leaning ballot measures in

fair wages

Raising the minimum wage, one plate of spaghetti at a time

On Wednesday, more than a hundred Mainers gathered at Cony high school in Augusta, in part for a taste of the Baldacci family’s secret recipe for spaghetti sauce, but mostly

Maine Legislature

Sarah Bigney: how we can begin to fix Riverview

The Maine AFL-CIO’s Sarah Bigney joins Ben Chin to discuss the ongoing problems at the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital and a new bill that could help address dangerous staffing conditions at