Call for IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE: Brother Mark Rogers of Rockland Public Services was severely injured this past week while working on his roof. Mark is currently recovering, but needs help this Saturday, August 11th, to finish roofing his 70' trailer house in Friendship. We know this is short notice, but helping our brother Mark is a critical necessity.
Teamsters Local 251 in Providence, RI has extended their picket line to Airgas in Bangor. Teamsters Local 340 is continuing a long, proud tradition of honoring picket lines.
Left to Right: Local 340 President & Business Agent Brett Miller, Modesto Hidalgo and Don Sedgwick, both of Local 251.
The workers responsible for maintaining Auburn’s roads, parks and infrastructure demonstrated before City Hall on May 15th. Following a breakdown in contract negotiations, the workers protested their substandard wages, which are drastically lower than public works wages in Maine towns of similar size.
Local 340's business agents joined a packed hall of labor advocates to testify in public hearings against a collection of anti-union and anti-worker bills in the state legislature.
"Public sector workers are just asking for a level playing field.
Salena Sawtelle needs a new pair of work shoes.
From 6:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. each day, she walks miles, back and forth through the rooms of the eight elderly residents under her watch at Stillwater Health Care nursing home in Bangor.
As a certified nursing assistant, or CNA, she helps the residents shower, eat and use the bathroom. She changes their diapers, sheets and clothes.