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Labor Day in Maine is about more than parades and backyard barbecues. It’s about honoring America’s workers. And, what better way to honor workers and their families than to guarantee equal pay for equal work? Women in the U.S. make only 77 cents, on average, for every dollar their male counterparts earn. Now more than […]

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Thanks to the supportive votes from Maine Representatives Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud, the Jobs bill passes the House after Pelosi called House Members back for an emergency session. Thanks to the supportive votes of Maine’s Senate delegation last week, this bill was able to be considered by the house- and we are thankful they […]

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Congresswoman Pingree speaks about TSCA reform on the floor – check it out! [youtube][/youtube]

Vice President Biden didn’t mince words when he called upon reticent Senators to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday.  Official after official headlined the Middle Class Task foroce event, calling for an end to pay discrimination.  The Administration is in our corner on this — the House has already passed the bill, thanks to Representative […]

“Augusta, Maine – Late today, the Natural Resources Committee of the Maine Legislature voted unanimously to end the rapidly growing use of the toxic flame retardant chemical known as DecaBDE (or Deca) in plastic pallets used to ship food products and other goods to retail outlets everywhere. Under the legislation sponsored by Maine Speaker of […]

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