Commentary: With Maine governor’s veto, farmworkers were again denied their basic economic rights

Portland Press Herald

This session’s bill represented a small step toward justice for those who do the back-breaking work that fuels our agricultural sector and feeds our state. These workers deserve more than the bare minimum, but even that was too much. As we continue working to advance farmworkers’ basic economic rights, we will not stop our efforts until everyone in our state can go to work with dignity.

Click here to read the full op-ed by MECEP analyst Arthur Phillips and Maine AFL-CIO president Cynthia Phinney, first published August 15, 2023 in the Portland Press Herald.