Archive for February, 2010

You wake up in the morning and half-asleep begin your day, you turn on the shower and go through the motions- applying shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash, shaving cream, once you get out of the shower you continue applying personal care products with toothpaste, lotion, make-up, sun-screen, mouth wash, and whatever other products are part of your […]

A new Briefing Paper entitled “Sick at Work: Infected Employees in the Workplace During the H1N1 Pandemic”, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, finds that while almost 26 million employed Americans age 18 and over may have been infected with the H1N1 flu in 2009, nearly 8 million employees took no time off […]

last week our lobbyist, Laura Harper, testified in support of LD 192, “An Act To Index the State Minimum Wage to Inflation.” This legislation would  adjust Maine’s minimum wage based on changes in the federal Consumer Price Index for the Northeast. With passage, this would put Maine among the 10 other states that also index […]

Waterville – On Sunday, a group of young women, organized by the Maine Women’s Lobby and Policy Center, gathered outside of the Waterville Post Office to ship off their personal care products for testing at an environmental health lab. The young women have come together because of a shared concern around the safety of their […]

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This Tuesday- February 23, 2010 from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Help the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine protect children, workers, and neighbors from toxic chemicals. Get the toxic Deca flame retardant out of plastic shipping pallets to keep it out of our food supply. Keep toxic products out of landfills and incinerators. […]

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