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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*Photos by Jen Sorkin

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

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April 2, 2021

SMWC is hiring an Executive Director! (Extended Deadline)

About the Southern Maine Workers Center The Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) is a membership organization committed to creating a people-powered movement that improves the lives, working conditions, and terms of employment for working and poor people in Maine— particularly low-wage workers, young people, immigrant workers, and people of color.  SMWC conducts transformative grassroots organizing…

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Jobs

March 23, 2021

Requesting Proposals for Graphic Design Services

Requesting Proposals for Graphic Design Services

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Events

March 10, 2021

Cantastoria Launch (03.26.21)

03/26/21 7:00-8:30 PM Cantastoria is a virtual storytelling event to spark conversation about our co-occurring economic and health crises, and build community-driven solutions. The panels contain painted scenes or imagery that depict history and inspire a hopeful vision for change in a time when many in Maine are suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19…

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News

February 4, 2021

The Light You Gave Me

The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is so excited to announce that Ronny Flannery is re-joining our staff as the Joint Committee Organizer starting this week. Ronny worked with us as the Health Care is a Human Right organizer in 2016/17, before moving to California. Ronny brought a lot of skills and gifts as an organizer…

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News

January 27, 2021

Big changes at the Workers’ Center

Dear Workers’ Center community, We are excited to announce some bittersweet news and major transitions at the Southern Maine Workers’ Center. After five years serving as our Executive Director, Drew Joy is stepping down to take on another role in the organization. Our former Board Chair Meaghan LaSala will serve as the Interim Executive Director…

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Jobs

December 17, 2020

SMWC is hiring! Joint Committee Organizer.

Joint Committee Organizer Job Description The Joint Committee Organizer is a permanent (ongoing) staff position with the immediate goal of supporting members in building out our new Joint Committee project through outreach and leadership development. The Joint Organizing Committee is a new project at the Southern Maine Workers’ Center. For years, we have organized campaigns…

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