We’re a grassroots, member led organization working to improve the lives, working conditions, and terms of employment for working class and poor people in Maine.

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Our committtees meet twice a month and organize most of our campaigns, workshops, and events:

WORK WITH
DIGNITY

If we want to improve our conditions at work and win victories to improve our economic position we must organize together.

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HEALTHCARE IS A
HUMAN RIGHT

Creating a universal, single payer Healthcare system is a fundamental step toward economic and racial justice in our communities.

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POLITICAL
EDUCATION

Having a shared understanding of the systems that oppress us means we'll have better strategies & movements of resistance.

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"Movements are born of critical connections rather than critical mass."– Grace Lee Boggs

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT

WORKERS RIGHTS LEGAL CLINIC

5:00pm - 8:00pm @ 56 NORTH ST.

We aim to help workers identify, create, and implement economic justice campaigns that represent their priorities. We do this work with a focus on fostering solidarity between immigrant workers, low-wage workers, union workers, and others.

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News & Events

EventsHealthcare

May 7, 2020

Southern Maine Workers’ Center delivers letter to Gov. Mills, calling for more health care coverage during COVID-19 crisis.

On Thursday, May 7th at 11am, the Southern Maine Workers’ Center will make a symbolic delivery of a letter to Gov. Mills calling on her to take action to provide more people with health care coverage during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Jobs

May 5, 2020

Now Hiring: Worker Support Operations Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION This is a year long, part time, position for 20 hours a week. The position will be focused on the coordination of the operations of the Southern Maine Workers’ Center Worker Support Program including the hotline and legal clinic. This is a remote position until further notice.  This position will pay $16/hour and…

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StatementsHealthcare

April 27, 2020

Sign The Petition – Tell Gov. Mills: during this pandemic, we need universal healthcare!

Please sign the petition here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-gov-mills-during-this-pandemic-we-need-universal-healthcare Gov. Mills must utilize every resource available to address the healthcare needs of all Mainers amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has initiated a public health and economic crisis unprecedented in our lifetimes. Important steps have been taken by Gov. Mills to respond to our circumstances, the situation however, is…

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StatementsHealthcare

March 31, 2020

Solidarity is Always the Answer: Demands for Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19

Our conditions are changing rapidly. We published this response on March 31st, 2020. We will continue to update our members as our positions evolve in response to the rapidly evolving crisis.  Our people are in crisis, facing loss of income, eviction, debt and dangerous work conditions. Workers who are told they are “essential” are being…

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Events

March 27, 2020

Virtual Meeting: The Peoples Town Hall

This event will be a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom by The Southern Maine Workers Center on Tuesday, March 31st from 5:30Pm – 7:30pm. Fill out the form to register for the event and we’ll text or email you the call information before the event begins. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PDs1HgqKdJr-w7radOvXa-c474aqdqE5rsCyd8OfBmM/edit#responses

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ResourcesCovid-19

March 16, 2020

Hotline and Legal Clinic Response to COVID-19

Thank you so much for contacting us about your work problem. You’ve bravely taken the first step to get the support and answers you need. We are always here to provide services and resources but due to COVID-19 some of our options have temporarily changed. Please be advised of the following: Our weekly Workers’ Support…

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