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Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Maine AFL-CIO: Governor’s Signing of Unemployment Reform Bill Huge Win for Working Mainers
Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Nurses at Maine Medical Center Vote to Form First-Ever Union
A lengthy campaign to organize the registered nurses (RNs) at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, culminated in an overwhelming victory last Thursday, April 29. The Maine Med RNs voted 1,001 to 750 in a mail ballot election counted by the National Labor Relations Board, to form their first-ever union.
Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Maine AFL-CIO Calls on Senate to Extend $600 Lifeline to Unemployed Workers
The Maine AFL-CIO, led by President Cynthia Phinney (IBEW), is publicly pushing its senators to support renewing the federal $600 weekly unemployment payment for those who are out of work as a result of the pandemic.