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  • Eat Some Bagels- Talk About Our New Campaign!
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: July 15, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Location: 68 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Description: Have you ever had to go to work sick or injured because you couldn’t afford to take the day off? Have you ever had to skip medical appointments because you worried that asking for time off might risk your job? Have you ever had to send your child to school sick, or leave an ill loved one alone, because you had to go to work to put food on the table? You have? We aren’t surprised… Only 36% of Mainers have paid sick leave. So the chances are good that you or someone you know has been affected by lost wages, lost jobs, or poor health, because of this issue.

    SMWC believes all workers have to right to dignified employment and that means not being forced to choose between a paycheck and you or your family’s health!

    We are campaigning for a broad, universal paid sick leave for all workers in Portland. We’re excited to tell you about it, and also want to hear your stories, as these are the most powerful way we can create change. So whether you’ve been without paid sick leave, or cannot imagine how you would have gotten by without it, come share your story.

    Please join us at 68 Washington Ave. on Saturday, July 15th, at 10am. Whether you’ve got a story to share, want to listen to others’, are interested in hearing more about our campaign, or just want to check us out (and have a cup of coffee and a bagel!), we’d love to see you there.
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  • What Now? Using the People's Report to Win our Human Rights
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: July 22, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Location: 68 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Description: In our first Portland member meeting since the release of our People's Report on Health Care, we’ll dive deep into the report together. The report includes powerful stories, statistics and policy recommendations, all grounded in our knowledge that health care is a human right. How we can use it to talk to the people in our lives about our human rights? How do we bring our friends and neighbors into the movement? How do we use it to resist deadly cuts to Maine care, and other assaults on our human rights? How can we use this report as a tool to hold policy makers accountable?

    Join us for breakfast and coffee. Bring a friend! Childcare will be provided. Rides are available on request. Email ronald@maineworkers.org or call 200-7692 for a ride or to ask questions.
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