Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Maine
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Abusive waivers, HP989
This bill will protect an employee's right to exercise their rights.
At-will employment, HP398
This bill will prohibit an employer from terminating the employment of an employee without cause.
Criminal history, HP845
This bill will prohibit an employer from requesting criminal history record information on an initial employee application form or stating on an initial employee application form. Employers who violate the law will be subject to fines.
Discrimination based on natural hairstyles, SP237
This bill will prohibit discrimination in employment and education based on hair texture or hairstyle.
Domestic violence victim discrimination, SP422
This bill will prohibit discrimination in employment based on an applicant seeking or receiving a protective order.
Maine Workplace Transparency Act, SP493
This bill will ensures employees rights that may not be waived in an arbitration agreement.
Medicare for All, HP773
Employees should not have to lose health coverage when their employers endanger their health. This bill will provide a public health care system so employees have a safety net.
Nondisclosure agreements, HP711
Silence emboldens abusers. This bill will prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to enter into a contract or agreement that waives or limits any right to report or discuss discrimination, retaliation, or harassment occurring in the workplace or at work-related events.
PTSD and first responders, HP343
This bill will cover corrections officers and E-9-1-1 dispatchers under workers' compensation when diagnosed with work-related post-traumatic stress disorder.
Racial impact statements, HP5
This bill will require the inclusion of racial impact statements in the legislative process,
Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, SP624
This bill will expand anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Wage theft, HP452
This bill will increase accountability for wage violations.