Fresh from Brother Bear, we have the latest District 3, New England labor news:
Congressman Lynch’s Announcement Video
Labor-Friendly Stephen Lynch formally launches his campaign today
2013 MA Election Dates –
Tuesday April 30 – MA US Senate Special Election Primary Day
Tuesday June 25 – MA US Senate Special Election Day
…this election schedule leaves plenty of time for our Host Locals to get ready for the I.A.T.S.E. General Executive Board Meeting and the 67th I.A.T.S.E. Quadrennial Convention in July…
Save This Date – Maine Labor Lobby Day is Thursday March 14 – 8am
Here is a chance to join your Maine AFL-CIO Sisters & Brothers at the state house in Augusta to lobby your state legislator on issues that matter to us. Please encourage your Maine resident members to participate and ask them to contact me with questions and to register.
GOP attacks on the National Labor Relations Board
Yes, this is a BIG deal. Stand by for action if the Republicans actually move forward and their talk turns to action.
Freshman Legislator in Maine & Right To Work (for less)
Representative Lawrence Lockman – remember that name…when the Tea Party had the slight majority last year, they did not introduce this legislation. Now that they are in the minority, this newbie brings up a failed policy? We have to watch this guy – he also doesn’t understand labor law…or he’s lieing.
Interesting Views on the MA US Senate Special Election Match-Ups
Markey Calls for The People’s Pledge
The Other MA Special Election
A staunch pro-labor ally from South Boston is retiring…
MA Governor attacking the Motion Picture Production Incentives by calling for a cap…again
Major implications for motion picture and television production in MA. We have been here before – can you say “deja vu”…
Republican Strategy – Winning the Battles, but losing the War
Read specifically the paragraph about Simpson-Bowles and the GOP’s lost moment
Union Membership Trends
Growth in CA (surprising?), declines in RTW states (no surprise).
Just for Fun – “Nothing Gets Your Attention Like A Loss”