August 30th, 2021

We’re Hiring a Work With Dignity Organizer

Southern Maine Worker Center is Hiring – Join our Team! Work With Dignity Organizer Job Announcement Come Work with us!  We’re now hiring for a full-time staff organizer position, with a focus on outreach, member leadership development, and the management of the Worker Support Hotline. Women, Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, and LGBTQ+…

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October 1, 2020

Voting Resources 2020

Find the answer to questions the people you talk to have in the links below, or let people know the websites if they want to search for it themselves.  General from League of Women Voters: www.lwvme.org/VoteInMaine Includes the following subjects (all linked from the website above): Voter Eligibility •  Student Voting  • Register to Vote…

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May 7th, 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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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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March 15, 2020

Solidarity is Always the Answer: how we’re taking collective care & action in a time of crisis

Dear Friends,  The members, staff, and board of SMWC have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing news and impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the response this week. The times we are in are uncertain and unknown. We’ve never been a Workers’ Center under circumstances like these, and we are trying to pivot quickly to respond…

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September 19, 2019

We’re Hiring! Join the team as our Health Care is a Human Right Community Organizer

Health Care is a Human Right Community Organizer  Job Description This is a full time, exempt position. Benefits include ample paid sick time & vacation and health insurance. This is a one-year position starting on or about November 18, 2019 and ending on or about November 13, 2020.  This position is housed within the Southern…

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June 10, 2019

Rep. Larry Lockman’s Scapegoating and Fearmongering are Intended to Keep Maine too Paralyzed to Envision a Better Future

By Peggy Marchand, Health Care is a Human Right Committee Member The Southern Maine Workers’ Center endorsed  LD 1317, “An Act To Restore Services To Help Certain Noncitizens Meet Their Basic Needs”, as part of our Health Care is Human Right campaign. We believe all people should get the health care they need, and are…

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StatementsPaid Sick Time

May 28, 2019

We Applaud Progress on Paid Time Off & Pledge Continued Work to Ensure Protections for All Maine Workers

Southern Maine Workers’ Center and Maine Women’s Lobby Statement on LD 369 Groups Applaud Progress, Pledge Continued Work to Ensure Protections for All Maine Workers Now that Governor Mills has signed LD 369 into law, Maine will become the 12th state in the country to enact a version of a paid sick time policy, and…

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December 22, 2018

1115 Waiver Approved – Mainers Unite to Defend MaineCare

In October we launched our campaign against the 1115 MaineCare waiver, because these attacks on MaineCare will move us further away from our vision of a universal, publicly funded health care system. Yesterday, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Maine’s 1115 waiver application, paving the way for thousands of Mainers to…

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February 9th, 2020

Karaoke Fundraiser 2019

You’re invited to… The SOUTHERN MAINE WORKERS’ CENTER’s 2019 KARAOKE FUNDRAISER  What is it? The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is hosting its biggest grassroots fundraising event of the year, and we need your help! On Saturday, February 9th at 8pm, SMWC members will be gathering at the Apohadion Theater in Portland to sing their hearts…

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November 19, 2018

For LGBTQ+ young people, access to affordable, comprehensive, low-barrier healthcare is a lifeline.

Good afternoon! My name is Osgood and I’m the Director of Portland Outright. As an organization by and for low-income LGBTQ+ people, Portland Outright’s work is inextricably linked to the work of organizing for the human right healthcare. Every time Outright youth leaders organize–for better access to healthy foods for incarcerated youth, for the right…

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November 8, 2018

The 1115 Medicaid Waiver is Just Another War on the Poor

On Sunday, October 28th, the Southern Maine Workers’ Center held the Rally to Protect and Expand Access to Health Care. The rally connected the dots between the well-known issue of MaineCare expansion, which, while passed by voters has still not been implemented; lesser know attacks on our health care system, including the proposed Section 1115…

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