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Bath Iron Works machinists union in contract battle 2020-06-30 [News Center Maine]

Maine voting rules could force seniors to risk health in a pandemic, lawsuit says 2020-06-26 [BDN]

Government and union officials plead for financial aid for local governments 2020-05-14 [Press Herald]

Groups Call For Changes To Maine's Unemployment Insurance Program As COVID-19 Impacts Grow 2020-05-06 [ME Public]

Frontline union workers demanding more PPE from federal government 2020-04-15 [WABI]

Maine union leaders implore Trump to ramp up production of protective gear 2020-04-15 [BDN]

Union accuses Mills administration of putting state workers at risk 2020-04-07 [Press Herald]

Maine AFL-CIO President Calls For Coronavirus Help From Lawmakers 2020-03-12 [ME Public]

Maine unions support ‘Medicare for All’ 2020-03-01 [Press Herald]

Fed-up fishermen organized the first labor strike in 1636. Now, labor unions want to honor these Mainers 2020-01-30 [Bangor Daily News]

Trump-led NAFTA update looks like a cinch in Congress. It isn’t in free trade-wary Maine 2020-01-13 [BDN]

Virtual charter school’s vote for union is in limbo after challenge before labor board 2020-01-04 [BDN Bangor]

Scarborough teachers rally gains support of Bernie Sanders 2020-01-03 [WMTW]

Scarborough teachers’ contract dispute gets national visibility via Bernie Sanders tweet 2020-01-02 [Press Herald]

On New Years Day, more than 171,000 Maine workers will see boost in wages 2020-01-01 [Beacon]

Minimum wage increase means overtime pay for more workers 2019-12-31 [Central ME]

Maine Lobstering Union suing wholesalers, claiming they stole nearly USD 2 million 2019-12-07 [SeafoodSource]

Maine university professor loses appeal opposing faculty union representation 2019-10-11 [BDN Bangor]

UMaine Machias Professor's Suit Opposing Union Tossed Out By 1st Circuit Court Of Appeals 2019-10-11 [ME Public]

Planting the seeds of labor reform 2019-10-01 [BDN Bangor]

Carpenters Protest Misclassification of Workers on College Campus 2019-09-15 [Work Comp Central]

ME AFL-CIO director: Workers are getting restless, and politicians better listen 2019-09-02 [Press Herald]

Support the workers: Labor Day was first celebrated in Rockland in the 1890s 2019-08-30 [Village Soup]

Maine workers to see raise, family leave in new union deal 2019-08-03 [Caledonian Record]

The workers have become the owners at this Bangor construction company 2019-07-29 [BDN Bangor]

Nurses to hold rally for a fair contract at Down East Community Hospital 2019-07-17 [National Nurses United]

Compromise bill to boost workers’ comp benefits for some becomes law 2019-06-19 [Press Herald]

Preble Street Workers Vote To Form A Union 2019-06-16 [ME Public]

State GOP leaders who opposed moderate changes to the state workers compensation system now say they will support them 2019-06-15 [Press Herald]

Western Maine Labor Council honors 21 Maine workers who died on the job 2019-04-29 [Sun Jrnl]

ME AFL-CIO Is First to Support a State-Level Green New Deal Bill 2019-04-24 [TruthOut]

Raft of workers’ comp reforms raises alarms 2019-04-21 [Press Herald]

Testimony is divided as Maine lawmakers consider paid family and medical leave for most workers 2019-04-21 [Press Herald]

Teachers, AFL-CIO rally for right to strike in Maine 2019-04-18 [San Antonio Express-News]

Maine Democrats take steps to help offset legal setback for labor unions 2019-04-03 [BDN]

Maine Senators Call For More Visas For Seasonal Workers 2019-03-30 [ME Public]

ME union workers unveil 2019 legislative agenda 2019-03-16 [ME Biz]

New program uses federal funds to pay young workers’ wages at select businesses 2019-02-06 [Bangor Daily News]

Former jetport maintenance workers sue city of Portland in age discrimination claim 2019-02-03 [Press Herald]

Labor mural to remain in state museum, says new governor 2019-01-09 [Albany Times Union]

Judge Tosses Professor Suit Against Union Backing Liberals 2018-12-06 [USNews]

In an effort to attract young workers, Maine is offering to reimburse their student loan payments 2018-12-02 [Marketplace]

Teamsters drivers, mechanics ratify first contract with Shaw’s in Maine 2018-11-15 [BDN Biz]

Shaw's Maine drivers win pay hike in first Teamsters-negotiated contract 2018-11-13 [Maine Biz]

Trade unions creating pathway for women, immigrants 2018-08-22 [The Times-Record]

Union Says Reduce Caseloads To Improve Maine Child Protection System 2018-08-16 [ME Public]

Contract Between Consolidated Communications, Workers Nearing Deadline 2018-08-05 [ME Public]

Maine labor and the Equal Rights Movement: From resistance to conversion 2018-07-01 [The Sun-Journal]

State House Blocks Effort to Roll Back Minimum Wage 2018-03-23 [PNS]

After one-day strike, new talks, Hannaford workers agree to company’s offer 2018-03-20 [BDN Biz]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]