Archive for the ‘Labor’ Category

It’s time for Maine people to put a stop to this! This Monday, April 2nd at 10:00 a.m., the Maine Women’s Lobby and our partners are sponsoring a Day of Action in Augusta. It’s time to tell our legislators to stand with Maine citizens to stop the disastrous hidden deals taking place that will make […]

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It’s that time of year again when we look back at the work we did together – from right here on our computers (or smart phones, tablets … you get the idea). This is a compilation of the most read action alerts and the issues they communicated. Throughout this past year, we fought against roll-backs […]

At the Maine Women’s Lobby we are working to collect stories from the community about paid sick days. Do you have a story to share? Email Anne at Yesterday we collected a story from retired teacher and legislator, Jackie Norton. Click here to check it out.

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Philadelphia just passed paid sick days! Hooray!  Last week Connecticut became the first state to pass paid sick days, and yesterday Philadelphia became the fourth city. What a month for workers! Read below for a blog post from family values at work about the vote and the future victories! Anyone who’s been to Philly knows […]

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The Good (well, actually, the great!) This week, Maine lawmakers stood firm against efforts to roll back access to reproductive health care and civil rights protections for transgendered Mainers. The bills were defeated by wide margins—and for good reason. In upholding Maine law, legislators put the health of Maine women and teens first and did […]

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