Work With Dignity

The Work With Dignity (WWD) Committee is the worker and workplace organizing wing of the Southern Maine Workers’ Center. We aim to help workers identify, create, and implement economic justice campaigns that represent their priorities. We do this work with a focus on fostering solidarity between immigrant workers, low-wage workers, union workers, and others. Building our knowledge and skills, we work to ensure that our legal rights and our human rights are met in the workplace.

Our current projects:

  • WORK Manual and WORKshops: We’ve developed a know-your-rights handbook and an accompanying training to help all Mainers to claim our right to a fair, respectful, and dignified workplace.
  • Worker Support Hotline: If your rights have been violated by your employer or if you want to organize to improve the conditions in your workplace, we can provide resources and support.
  • WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Want to support workers impacted by the pandemic, have you considered volunteering on the Hotline? Each shift is 2 weeks long and accommodates your work/ life schedule. No experience required. Sign up for a shift and we’ll reach out to schedule a training.

The Work With Dignity committee meets every 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10:00-11:30am. If you’d like to come to a meeting you can fill out this form or send an email to and we’ll get you the details.

*Image designed by Leighann Gillis 2021