MPC was created to be a place for educational exchange and social action.
Education and action… thatâ€™s how we organize!
Our new location provides a space for workers to gather, to share concerns and issues, and to get organized. Â As we always say at the Workersâ€™ Center, our rights have little weight without organization.
On our own time, we have a RIGHT to talk about organizing. Â Organizing activities that are protected by law include:
- Forming a committee to address health and safety concerns
- Leafleting about work issues
- Talking union
- Handing out union authorization cards
- Acting collectively to defend our rights
When done legally, on our own time and in non-work areas, employers cannot threaten, cajole, or stop us. Â But often workers canâ€™t find the space on-site to meet, discuss and plan these activities. Â That is what the Workersâ€™ Center is here for.
Not only can SMWC offer you a place to meet, but we have helpful resources and years of experience. Â Worker power is grounded in our ability to organize, and we know organizing. Â We can help you run democratic and effective meetings, research and gather information on bad employers, plan a campaign, recruit and build a movement, and instigate collective action on the job.
SMWC is dedicated to improving the lives of Maine workers. Â Together we can win lasting change in individual workplaces, and systemic change across the state.
Come on by SMWCâ€™s new location at the Meg Perry Center and see for yourself what weâ€™re all about.