The minimum wage in Maine has changed. For updates on the new state law & Portland’s minimum wage clink here.
We can take WORK on the road! If you know of a community organization, church group, potluck with co-workers that might be interested in our WORKshop training, please let us know!
On May Day, 2015, we released our Know Your Rights manual called WORK: A Guide For Workers’ Justice in Maine. This manual was a collaborative effort with organizations across the state of Maine. WORK is a resource to help workers better understand what their employment rights are, and what the possibilities are for organizing around those rights. It can be difficult to know whether something that happens at work is actually illegal. WORK is a user-friendly road map to practical information about the law – how it is, and how it should be.
Because we believe that organizing is the most effective way to build power and achieve positive change, the manual also includes examples of how organizing has furthered workers’ rights in the past, and how it can do so now.
In addition, the manual will help communities of workers learn about each others’ experiences, struggles, and victories.