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October 2, 2020

Workers Support Hotline Shut Down October 2nd thru November 9th 2020

The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is suspending the worker support hotline service beginning Friday, Oct 2nd until Monday, November 9th. We are using this time to do a much needed overhaul of our volunteer program, intake process and legal referral system. Since the pandemic began in late March the hotline has experienced a surge in…

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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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March 16, 2020

Hotline and Legal Clinic Response to COVID-19

*Due to high call volume, please allow for 1-2 business days for a call back from our Worker Support Hotline. If we can get to your inquiry quicker, we will. Thank you for understanding. Thank you so much for contacting us about your work problem. You’ve bravely taken the first step to get the support…

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May 5, 2017

Test for Tip in Cash Page

Join the movement. Sign the pledge to tip in cash today! Wage Theft is the illegal underpayment or non-payment of workers’ wages. Workers lose billions of dollars when their employers pay less than minimum wage; refuse overtime pay; force workers to work off the clock; hold back final paychecks; misclassify employees as independent contractors… or…

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November 26, 2012

Walmart Flash Mob

Check out the fantastic video of our Black Friday day of actions at Walmart! This video captures the whole event, flash mob and demonstration. *** This video captures interviews with some of the amazing community members who joined us. Thank you Asher Platts for your work to document the event. Thanks to the local union…

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November 24, 2012

More video from our Walmart action

Interviews from participants in our Black Friday action at Walmart. Individuals from the Workers’ Center, Occupy Maine, AFGE, SEIU, UAW, Postal Workers, ACSUM, AFT, Interfaith Worker Justice, Maine Greens and more held an informational demonstration and flash mob to raise awareness. Portland City Councilor David Marshall even joined the flash mob! Walmart workers are striking…

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November 23, 2012

Black Friday Flash Mob Video

Today everyday Walmart workers are standing up to live better. SMWC is standing in solidarity with them. Video is here! Just a month after strikes swept through Walmart stores in 12 states, Walmart retail and warehouse workers in more states are taking action and beginning what is becoming known as the first set of “viral…

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August 30, 2012

A Safe Space to Organize

Have you stopped by our new office?  The Workers’ Center is now located at the Meg Perry Center for Peace, Justice and Community.  Located in Portland’s Art District, 644 Congress Street, the Meg Perry Center (MPC) was founded 5 years ago to honor the memory of local activist, Meg Perry.  Read more about Meg Perry’s…

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