EventsHealthcare

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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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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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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NewsWorkers

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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EventsWorkers

November 23rd, 2012

Join Us – Black Friday Walmart Actions

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 know as the first set of “viral strikes.” Two weeks ago, Walmart workers in California held a sit-in at one store and then walked off the job…

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StatementsWorkers

October 29, 2012

Jetport Taxi Drivers Organize to Save Jobs

Ever take a cab from the Portland Jetport? If so, chances are that your driver was an African immigrant. The non-reserved taxi queue at the Jetport, where taxi drivers can wait in line for a fair without being reserved by phone, has been cornered by Somali and other African immigrants since 2001. Now, after a…

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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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