April 19, 2019
Summary: Nearly every Mainer will at some point face extraordinary circumstances that necessitate extended leave from work. Whether it’s a joyous occasion such as the birth of a child or more challenging times such as illness or death of a parent or grandparent, Mainers need to be able to focus on their families.
April 17, 2019
Everyone deserves access to life-saving medication. Pharmaceutical companies develop new and innovative treatments, but this doesn’t give them the right to strongarm Mainers into paying sky-high prices for drugs.
April 16, 2019
No one’s health should be compromised because they can’t afford the medicine they need. The runaway increases in the costs of prescription drugs must be stopped, and LD 1162, “An Act to Further Improve Prescription Drug Transparency,” is an important step to doing that.
April 10, 2019
Imagine this scenario: You work at a large, national retail chain and on any given week, your schedule is subject to change, set at the discretion of your employer.
March 18, 2019
Efforts to weaken Maine’s minimum wage are perennial objects of consideration in the Maine Legislature. Most often, lawmakers rejects these efforts out of hand — and for good reason.
March 12, 2019
When Mainers work extra hours, they deserve extra pay. The 40-hour workweek has been a pillar of the American economy for decades. It’s still what most of us envision when we think about a “full-time job.” If the 40-hour workweek is one side of a coin, overtime protection, which provides time-and-a-half pay for hours worked beyond 40, is the critical flip side.
February 13, 2019
James Myall Everyone gets sick, and everyone deserves to be able to take time to get better without worrying whether they can still make the rent.
September 24, 2018
  Summary: Maine’s voter-approved minimum wage increase in 2017 led to the fastest wage increase in a decade for low-income Mainers and helped lift 10,000 Maine children out of poverty — a greater number than were brought above the poverty threshold in any other year in the last decade.
September 13, 2018
Maine’s teachers spent at least $4.2 million out of their own pockets on basic school supplies in 2016, the most recent year for which we have data, illustrating the inadequate public resources dedicated to educating the next generation of Mainers.
June 26, 2018
A modest unexpected expense could overturn the finances of nearly half of all Mainers, and one in five Maine residents cannot pay all their bills on time.