Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Maine AFL-CIO Leads Efforts to Open Labor Center

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The surge in union membership across the state of Maine is giving a boost to efforts to open the Charles Scontras Center for Labor and Community Education. The center will offer free classes and workshops on organizing and leading a union, building appreciation for Maine’s robust labor history; recognizing what individual workers’ rights look like in Maine; and helping immigrants adjust to the state’s workforce system. “It was a need that people have seen for a long time to have a creative space for workers to come together, to learn, to share their experiences with one another and to partner not only with organized workers, but also unorganized workers in the community,” said Maine AFL-CIO Organizing Director Sarah Bigney McCabe