trade

Ryan Tipping-Spitz

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

Communications Workers of America

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

economy

Turning Maine into a hellhole won’t bring the mills back

Another mill is closing in rural Maine. The shuttering of the Madison mill leaves over 200 people out of work. Is there anything that can be done about the loss

economy

Mainers make their cases for Bernie and Hillary

In this week’s episode of the Beacon podcast, Mike is joined by MPA lead organizer Gen Lysen and Maine Small Business Coalition director Will Ikard, who make strong cases for

trade

MPA straw poll gauges support for Clinton, Sanders

In an email sent to the group’s members on Thursday, the Maine People’s Alliance announced the launch of a text message straw poll to gauge relative support for presidential candidates

federal

Mainers rally against climate damage from TPP

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was signed on Thursday on New Zealand, members of the Maine Fair Trade Campaign, 350Maine and Food and Water Watch held a demonstration in

Chellie Pingree

We have a chance to stop the TPP

In just a few short days, the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations will sign a disastrous, job-killing free trade agreement. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a massive giveaway to

human rights

TPP would damage Maine small businesses and communities

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an enormous and expansive trade deal, arguably the largest in United States history, and it deserves a full hearing to examine its likely impacts, globally, nationally, and