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Important Labor Committee hearing on RTW
05-03-2017, 05:35 AM (This post was last modified: 05-09-2017 06:24 AM by Moving Forward.)
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Exclamation Important Labor Committee hearing on RTW
Important Labor Committee hearing – THIS Monday, May 8th


We have a chance to finally outlaw Forced Unionism in Maine, as it was just announced that the Labor Committee will have an important public hearing for this issue
next Monday, May 8th in Augusta.


The full details for LD 65, “An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment” is posted at https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bill...2&snum=128

Please support this important bill if you'd like to help improve Maine's economy while also ending Forced Unionism on our workers. Despite what the extreme Far-Left activists will say, passing a Right-to-work law (RTW) just gives workers the freedom to choose whether to join or pay fees to a union, while also preserving their right to collectively bargain. Under this law, workers can no longer be forced to pay a labor union they do not support, just to keep their job.

BTW, if you’re wondering which Republican legislators from Maine have voted to support Forced Unionism on our good workers in the past, the Maine AFL-CIO has them all listed at http://www.maineaflcio.org/assets/files/...%20web.pdf on pages 5 – 9. Needless to say, we need to contact each and every one of those Republicans (by email and telephone) over the next few days and ask them to vote in favor of passing this RTW bill.

Since almost all democrats have proven they support Forced Unionism on Maine workers, it’s very important for people to contact each and every democrat member of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development (http://legislature.maine.gov/house/jt_com/lce.htm) before they hear this bill on Monday, May 8th.

For your convenience, that list of democrat committee members includes:

Sen. Shenna Bellows
D-Kennebec, District 14
Contact: 207-776-5404 & (207) 287-1515 & Shenna.Bellows@Legislature.Maine.gov.
FMI: https://legislature.maine.gov/128th-sena...na-bellows

Rep. Ryan Fecteau, Chair
D-Biddeford, District 11
Contact: (207) 289-4478 & (800) 423-2900 & Ryan.Fecteau@legislature.maine.gov
FMI: https://legislature.maine.gov/house/hsebios/fectrm.htm

Rep. Dillon Bates
D-Westbrook, District 35
Contact: (207) 570-1075 & (800) 423-2900 & Dillon.Bates@legislature.maine.gov
FMI: https://legislature.maine.gov/house/hsebios/batedf.htm

Rep. Donna Doore
D-Augusta, District 85
Contact: (207) 592-6849 & (800) 423-2900 & Donna.Doore@legislature.maine.gov
FMI: https://legislature.maine.gov/house/hsebios/doordr.htm

Rep. James Handy
D-Lewiston, District 58
Contact: (207) 784-5595 & (800) 423-2900 & James.Handy@Legislature.Maine.gov
FMI: https://legislature.maine.gov/house/hsebios/handjr.htm

Rep. Anne-Marie Mastraccio
D-Sanford, District 18
Contact: (207) 324-8692 & (800) 423-2900 & Anne-Marie.Mastraccio@legislature.maine.gov
FMI: https://legislature.maine.gov/house/hsebios/masta_.htm

Rep. Michael Sylvester
D-Portland, District 39
Contact: (207) 239-1488 & (800) 423-2900 & Michael.Sylvester@Legislature.Maine.gov
FMI: https://legislature.maine.gov/house/hsebios/sylvma.htm


PLEASE spread the word about this important hearing with the Labor Committee, as they didn’t even provide a one-week public notice.
Will you provide a written testimony to the committee?
BTW, if you're unable to attend, you can simply email your written testimony to the Committee Clerk at diane.steward@legislature.maine.gov (before Monday) to have it included for consideration.

NOTE: The Public Hearing Testimony (31 items) from a similar hearing back on May 4, 2015 can be read at http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bi...snum=127#. That was for LD 489, “An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment “.

In addition, Andi Parkinson has some great video posted from the 2015 public hearing. In particular, I would encourage folks to listen to the great testimony from Mr. Mark Mix at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7oDDZqrhlI - he begins at the 14:15 point in this video (about 15 minutes long).


It’s time to end Forced Unionism in Maine,
and passing a Right-To-Work law is the best way to make that happen.


FMI, please contact MaineRTW@yahoo.com.

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05-06-2017, 05:29 PM (This post was last modified: 05-06-2017 05:30 PM by Moving Forward.)
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RE: Important Labor Committee hearing – THIS Monday, May 8th
There will actually be five (5) bills discussed on Monday, but two (2) of them are anti-worker bills that must get voted down.

Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development


SCHEDULE: Monday, May 8, 2017, 9:00a

Pro-Worker Bills:

LD 65 An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment
Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.
Cosponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, GINZLER of Bridgton, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SUTTON of Warren, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

LD 66 An Act To Prohibit Public Employers from Acting as Collection Agents for Labor Unions
Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.
Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, GUERIN of Glenburn, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, SAMPSON of Alfred, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield, Senators: VOLK of Cumberland, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

LD 1553 An Act To Protect the Rights of Public Employees To Determine Their Collective Bargaining Agent
Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.
Cosponsored by Representative WARD of Dedham and Senators: MASON of Androscoggin, President THIBODEAU of Waldo, VOLK of Cumberland, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, FREDETTE of Newport, SIROCKI of Scarborough, WINSOR of Norway.


Anti-Worker Bills:

LD 1348 An Act To Expand the Rights of Public Employees under the Maine Labor Laws
Presented by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland.
Cosponsored by Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, BLUME of York, COLLINGS of Portland, FECTEAU of Biddeford, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HAMANN of South Portland, HANDY of Lewiston, RYKERSON of Kittery.


LD 1358 An Act To Improve Public Sector Labor Relations
Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.
Cosponsored by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, FECTEAU of Biddeford.


FMI: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bill...D&snum=128

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