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Farmworkers Stand Up!

May 22, 2024
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Temple Beth El
400 Deering Avenue
Portland, Maine

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Important bills in the Maine legislature to improve the legal protections and guarantees for farmworkers, including the right to unionize, as well as the right to be paid the same minimum wage as other Maine workers, all died or were vetoed in the past two legislative sessions. 

That’s right – currently in Maine farm workers do NOT have the right to form or join unions.

And yep - you read that right. Under current Maine law farm workers are NOT guaranteed the state minimum wage that applies to so many other workers in the state.

Join us to learn more about how farm workers came to be excluded from the rights many of the rest of us enjoy, as well as how some farm workers are organizing despite the lack of the right to unionize.

Light refreshments will be served.

Here is a Facebook event you can use to invite your friends (talk to them, too, though. It's even more effective!)

Optional registration here (this really helps us plan!)

This event is co-sponsored by APRI-ME, The Dr. Charles A. Scontras Center for Labor and Community Education at the University of Southern Maine, The Maine AFL-CIO, The Southern Maine Labor Council, and the Machinists Local S6.

For more information contact Garrett Stewart 207-504-1106 or gstewart4785 at outlook dot com.