MembersHealthcare

November 6, 2018

Together we will create a future where everyone has the health care they need and deserve.

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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EventsHealthcare

October 28th, 2018

Rally to Protect & Expand Health Care | Sun, Oct 28

Southern Maine Workers’ Center and Supporters Hold Rally for Universal Health Care;  Launch Campaign Against MaineCare 1115 Waiver For Immediate Release Contact: Meaghan LaSala meaghan.lasala@gmail.com 973-862-7105 Portland, ME: While thousands of Medicaid recipients in Arkansas lose their health coverage due to punitive work requirements, The Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) is launching a campaign to stop similar…

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Jobs

October 14, 2018

We’re hiring a part-time Administrative Coordinator!

Southern Maine Workers’ Center Administrative Coordinator JOB DESCRIPTION This is an hourly, part-time position for 16 hours a week. Compensation is $15/hr. The position will be focused on administrative work and volunteer coordination and will be based at SMWC’s office in Portland.   TO APPLY Send your resume and a cover letter to smwcemployment@gmail.com. Applications…

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Statements

October 4, 2018

We Believe Survivors. We Know our Rights are at Stake.

The Southern Maine Workers Center believes that all people are entitled to basic human rights that meet basic human needs. Our work is to secure these rights: to ensure that all people have work with dignity and access to the health care they need. We make progress every day, but we know that our rights…

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MembersWorkers

August 9, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a danger to workers.

On July 28, 2018, I spoke at a rally in opposition to the nomination of Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. While I was generally aware of the concerns about Kavanaugh’s nomination, I wasn’t as familiar with his opinions on workers’ right.  Looking into it was chilling. I’m sharing my comments from the rally so people can learn more…

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MembersWorkers

March 2, 2018

“There is no Good Society without a Good Union”: a Faith Perspective on the Janus Case

“There is no Good Society without a Good Union”: a Faith Perspective on the Janus Case By Father Mike Seavey On Monday February 26, 2018; the US Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Janus vs. AFSCME. The case focused on a public employee labor union’s right to collect “agency fees” from employees who…

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Jobs

July 10, 2017

We’re Hiring! Join the team as our HCHR organizer

We’re hiring a Health Care is a Human Right Community Organizer The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is looking for a part time organizer for our Health Care is a Human Right campaign. At SMWC we believe that a health care system treated as a public good and based on the human rights principles is a…

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MembersHealthcare

July 10, 2017

I’m moving on, but I’ll do so carrying the light you’ve given me

Dear SMWC members, leaders, and friends, I’m writing to let you know that I will be leaving the HCHR organizer position in mid August. My partner, who is a writer, was accepted to an MFA program and she, our many cats, and I are shipping off to the San Francisco Bay Area to follow the…

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StatementsWorkers

July 9, 2017

We Won’t Let our Rights be Traded Away Behind Closed Doors

We Won’t Let our Rights be Traded Away Behind Closed Doors Late at night on Friday, June 30th, a compromise budget failed to pass in the state house, triggering a shutdown of Maine state government, which ended late on July 3rd. While we are grateful that this manufactured crisis has ended, we know that the…

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StatementsHealthcare

May 11, 2017

Health Care is a Human Right Committee Statement & Call to Action on DHHS Proposed MaineCare Rule Change

We at the Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) are fighting for a universal, publicly-funded health care system that honors our human rights. The protection and expansion of existing public health care programs are important reform measures that also grant us platforms to demand the system we truly need. Right now, the Maine Department of Health…

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Statements

May 5, 2017

Connecting the Dots from Paris to Portland and Worker Justice to Climate Justice

At the Southern Maine Workers’ Center, we use a framework of human rights to help us envision the world we are building toward. We are organizing a broad based movement for the rights of poor and working class people in Maine, like the human rights to health care and to work with dignity. Recently we…

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EventsHealthcare

March 27th, 2017

People’s Forum on Health Care

**PRESS RELEASE** Rejecting Republican Health Care Bill, Southern Maine Workers’ Center to hold People’s Forum on Health Care   For Immediate Release Southern Maine Workers’ Center Contact: Ronald Flannery Ronald@maineworkers.org 207-344-4485 Portland, ME: On the evening of Monday, March 27th, the Southern Maine Workers’ Center along with Maine AllCare and the Maine State Nurses Association…

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