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Last week, we reported that the new legislative leadership was planning to eliminate the Labor Committee. We also reported that due to lots of resistance to the idea, they’ve put the decision on hold for a bit so that it can be a thoughtfully made decision – with input from Maine citizens. The Labor Committee […]

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Paycheck Fairness: How Long Will it Take? Maine Women’s Lobby Responds to Vote to Defeat Paycheck Fairness Act Statement of Sarah Standiford, Executive Director, Maine Women’s Lobby “The failure of the U.S. Senate to proceed to an up-or-down vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act has jeopardized the economic standing of Maine’s women, and the families […]

Tomorrow, Maine Senators are going to vote on critical legislation, the Paycheck Fairness Act! This bill would deter wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and barring retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to coworkers. Women still earn 77 cents to every dollar that a man earns. Both Senator Snowe and […]

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…the clock is ticking. The U.S. Senate is back in session, and the clock is ticking for fair pay. With three weeks remaining to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, we need our Senators to act – which means they need to hear from us today! Call your Senator at 1-877-667-6650 and ask them to pass […]

On Wednesday, California’s federal court overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage in a historic step towards equality. The California judge, Vaughn Walker, found that the ban violated the 14th Amendment’s rights to equal protection under the law. “Fundamental rights,” he said, “may not be submitted to a vote; they depend on the outcome of […]

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