StatementsWorkers

May 23, 2014

Work With Dignity Committee members participate in national day of action with Target janitors

On May 20, 2014, three Work With Dignity Committee members participated in national actions in solidarity with members of CTUL who clean Target stores in Minneapolis/ St. Paul. These workers will be organizing all summer, and we’ll continue to support them from afar. Learn more about the campaign here: http://ctul.net/overview-of-march-for-justice-in-retail-cleaning/. 

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MembersHealthcare

April 22, 2014

Health Care is a Human Right Committee Member Sarah Lazare’s letter to the editor

Health Care is a Human Right Committee Member Sarah Lazare’s letter to the editor was published by the Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014.  Dignity and rights Health care is a human right, and every person in the state of Maine deserves full coverage that is humane, equitable and meets all of their needs….

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March 14, 2014

Health Care is a Human Right: Beyond MaineCare Expansion

Health Care is a Human Right: Beyond MaineCare Expansion: A response to the Portland Press Herald Article “Medicaid Expansion vote has real-life impact for low-income Mainers”.  Yesterday I was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald about the issue of MaineCare expansion— the critical health care legislation that the Maine Senate voted in favor of yesterday, the House…

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Events

March 15th, 2014

Upcoming Committee Membership Meetings!

We’re building our people power! Join us for HCHR and WWD committee meetings in March Health Care is a Human Right Saturday March 15th from 10am-Noon 68 Washington Ave. in Portland Work With Dignity Saturday March 29th from 10am-Noon 68 Washington Ave. in Portland The power of this organization is based in the people who make it up. Our committees plan…

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EventsHealthcare

October 14th, 2013

Free Screening Clinic and Town Hall Meeting

On October 14th, please join the Southern Maine Workers Center and the Maine State Nurses Association on the Portland stop of the Healthcare is a Human Right Tour. The program consists of two parts: a free health screening clinic and a town hall meeting. The purpose of the event is to broaden and deepen support…

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August 4th, 2013

August 4th Healthcare Survey Training

Do you think Healthcare is a Human Right? Join us at the Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress Street in Downtown Portland on Sunday, August 4th, from 10AM to Noon followed by a free lunch. Free parking on Sundays, and vouchers available for any city-owned parking garage. We believe that healthcare is a right to which…

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Events

May 1st, 2013

Immigration Reform March and Rally

May 1, 2013 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thousands are uniting across Maine and America! We are fighting to: Keep families together Restore due process Eliminate racial profiling Demand workers’ rights End raids and deportations Create pathways to citizenship March starts at Lincoln Park on Congress Street (Portland, ME) at 4:00 pm. Rally begins at…

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April 23rd, 2013

Toward Justice in Health Care: A Community Dialogue on Human Rights, Health Care and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City of Portland, Portland NAACP and Southern Maine Workers’ Center are sponsoring a collaborative public event: Toward Justice in Health Care: a Community Dialogue on Human Rights, Health Care and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speakers will include Mayor Michael Brennan and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, with reflection upon Dr. King’s enormous…

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Events

January 19th, 2013

Annual Meeting 2013 – Human Rights Organizing

What: 2013 Southern Maine Workers’ Center Annual Meeting When: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 12:00p – 4:00p Where: SMWC Office at Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress Street, Portland Featuring:  Human Rights Organizing Teach-in Learn how the Vermont Workers’ Center won universal health care using a human rights framework and community organizing. Vermont Workers’ Center – Put…

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StatementsWorkers

December 20, 2012

About Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine

SMWC is proud to work with Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine. Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine Our Mission Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine is a partnership of faith and labor communities, joined together to respond to issues of worker and social justice and their relevance to society as a whole. Through education, advocacy and compassionate…

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News

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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News

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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