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2014 Workers' Memorial Day/May Day Dinner

Hoste by The Western Maine Labor Council

Friday April 25, Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston

Socializing, including a cash bar, starts at 5:00 PM; Dinner starts at 6:15 PM

Workers' Memorial Day is a day to commemorate workers who have died on the job. May Day has been the international holiday of the working class since the late 1800s as a result of the fight for the eight-hour day in this country.

This year's dinner will include a delicious meal, a ceremony honoring Maine workers who died on the job last year, award presentations, entertainment, and raffles.

Three awards will be given this year to strong champions of workers' rights and workplace safety:

The Bruce Roy Award- Vinny O'Malley

The Workers’ Solidarity Award- Maine Lobstering Union

The Frances Perkins Award- Chris Hasted

Please join us and bring other members, your friends and family along with you.

Tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased at the door. However, space is limited, so please RSVP to Gary McGrane, 491-0188, gary.mcgrane@umit.maine.edu.

For more info: Don Bilodeau, President, Western Maine Labor Council, 754-7258



Health Care is a Human Right


Mainers are dealing with a health care crisis.  Those with health insurance are facing skyrocketing rates and less coverage.  Tens of thousands of Mainers go without, because they cannot afford it or their employer does not offer it.  We have to do something.

Workers in Vermont did just that. Our allies at the Vermont Workers Center built a movement called Health Care is a Human Right and have passed legislation to provide universal health care to all Vermonters. Check out this video to see how they did it.


Here, the Maine AFL-CIO is partnering with the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine State Nurses Association in launching our very own Health Care is a Human Right campaign. Stay tuned as we roll out our efforts state wide to build a movement for universal health care. We will need your help! Get in touch if you are excited to participate in this campaign. You can call Sarah at 622-9675 to get involved.