Events

February 9th, 2020

Karaoke Fundraiser 2019

You’re invited to… The SOUTHERN MAINE WORKERS’ CENTER’s 2019 KARAOKE FUNDRAISER  What is it? The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is hosting its biggest grassroots fundraising event of the year, and we need your help! On Saturday, February 9th at 8pm, SMWC members will be gathering at the Apohadion Theater in Portland to sing their hearts…

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StatementsHealthcare

November 19, 2018

For LGBTQ+ young people, access to affordable, comprehensive, low-barrier healthcare is a lifeline.

Good afternoon! My name is Osgood and I’m the Director of Portland Outright. As an organization by and for low-income LGBTQ+ people, Portland Outright’s work is inextricably linked to the work of organizing for the human right healthcare. Every time Outright youth leaders organize–for better access to healthy foods for incarcerated youth, for the right…

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MembersHealthcare

November 8, 2018

The 1115 Medicaid Waiver is Just Another War on the Poor

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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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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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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Events

November 22nd, 2018

Studying Social Change: A Collective Study for Stronger Social Movements

Following up on our T.O.A.S.T (Transformative Organizing and Skills Training) series, we are launching a new series of events to help us grow our skills and knowledge as organizers. Social change requires both action and reflection. In this study group series, we will explore topics identified by our members in order to deepen our collective…

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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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Events

February 3rd, 2018

T.O.A.S.T: Transformative Organizing And Skills Training

Introducing T.O.A.S.T: Transformative Organizing And Skills Training, a ten-part series of workshops for members (and friends) of the Southern Maine Workers’ Center. We’ll build-up the skills we need for the growth of our committees, the power of our campaigns, and the sustainability of our organization. We’ll be learning the crucial building blocks of grassroots organizing,…

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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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