StatementsRacism

June 3, 2020

To say that Black Lives Matter is to commit ourselves to fundamentally changing the world.

To say that Black Lives Matter at this time is to commit ourselves to fundamentally changing the world. We see the devaluation of Black life in the state and vigilante murders of Black people, and in the unrelenting violence of the police against people rising up to demand justice. In a pattern repeated across the…

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EventsHealthcare

May 7, 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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Jobs

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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StatementsHealthcare

April 27, 2020

Sign The Petition – Tell Gov. Mills: during this pandemic, we need universal healthcare!

Please sign the petition here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-gov-mills-during-this-pandemic-we-need-universal-healthcare Gov. Mills must utilize every resource available to address the healthcare needs of all Mainers amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has initiated a public health and economic crisis unprecedented in our lifetimes. Important steps have been taken by Gov. Mills to respond to our circumstances, the situation however, is…

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StatementsHealthcare

March 31, 2020

Solidarity is Always the Answer: Demands for Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19

Our conditions are changing rapidly. We published this response on March 31st, 2020. We will continue to update our members as our positions evolve in response to the rapidly evolving crisis.  Our people are in crisis, facing loss of income, eviction, debt and dangerous work conditions. Workers who are told they are “essential” are being…

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Events

March 27, 2020

Virtual Meeting: The Peoples Town Hall

This event will be a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom by The Southern Maine Workers Center on Tuesday, March 31st from 5:30Pm – 7:30pm. Fill out the form to register for the event and we’ll text or email you the call information before the event begins. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PDs1HgqKdJr-w7radOvXa-c474aqdqE5rsCyd8OfBmM/edit#responses

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ResourcesCovid-19

March 16, 2020

Hotline and Legal Clinic Response to COVID-19

Thank you so much for contacting us about your work problem. You’ve bravely taken the first step to get the support and answers you need. We are always here to provide services and resources but due to COVID-19 some of our options have temporarily changed. Please be advised of the following: Our weekly Workers’ Support…

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StatementsCovid-19

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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PressHealthcare

March 5, 2020

Folks rally at the State House for lawmakers to support expanded dental care

A few dozen folks rallied at the State House Thursday advocating for a bill that would give more Mainers access to dental care. It would allow people who make under $17,000 a year to get basic dental prevention and treatment. The only Medicaid dental benefit for adults in Maine is limited emergency care. Supporters say…

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PressHealthcare

March 5, 2020

Sharing stories of pain and stigma, low-income Mainers call on lawmakers to pass dental bill

Dozens of working-class Mainers rallied at the State House on Thursday to demand their legislators vote to support a bill to guarantee comprehensive dental coverage for low-income adults through MaineCare, Maine’s Medicaid program. LD 1955 is the second attempt to secure dental coverage for low-income adults after a similar bill, LD 1453, passed both the state House…

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PressHealthcare

January 27, 2020

Dental care improves lives

On Jan. 23, I flashed my toothiest smile at Gov. Janet Mills. As a member of the Southern Maine Workers Center, I rallied with coalition partners at the State House to support LD 1955. If passed, LD 1955 will expand MaineCare to include comprehensive dental care for adults. Access to dental care is essential to good health. People who do…

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Jobs

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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