The Maine AFL-CIO 2012 Working Families Legislative Scorecard is hot off the press!

The Maine AFL-CIO 2012 Working Families Legislative Scorecard is hot off the press!

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Workers faced unprecedented attacks in 2012.  Since you can't be in Augusta every day, we want to make sure you get the full scoop on what happened that impacts workers like you.

That's why we are excited to release the Maine AFL-CIO 2012 Legislative Scorecard.

This 16 page newsletter includes descriptions of key bills, the roll call votes on those bills, scores of each Representative and Senator, and behind the scenes actions that had an impact on workers this session.

Want to see how your State Rep. or Senator voted? Click here: or check your mailbox.

The 2012 Scorecard is hitting the mail this week to our 40,000 union members and retirees across Maine. We hope our members will use it to better understand the key labor issues we faced, learn how their legislators voted, and hold them accountable!

Look for yours in the mail in the coming week! Please read it, share it with your family, and make sure your co-workers know that they are getting a copy in the mail.

Let us know what you think! Got any feedback? Suggestions for improvement? We'd love to hear them.

If you want more copies to distribute at work or elsewhere, please give us a call at 622-9675 and we can get you more.

Thank you so much to our sponsors who made this possible. A full list of sponsors is included in the scorecard on page 2 as well as on our website at

It's not too late for your local or international union to sponsor the scorecard.  If you haven’t already, will your local union or council sponsor the scorecard?  This important project is above and beyond our normal operating expenses and only can happen because of generous contributions.  If your local can chip in to help cover the costs of printing and mailing, please contact Sarah at 622-9675 or

Special thanks go to Brother Matthew Beck of IBEW 1837 for his fantastic work designing the publication.  He did a great job again this year- it looks great!

P.S. This scorecard is only effective if it gets read, talked about, and translated into action. So please spread the word, talk it up at work, encourage your co-workers to look at it and check out how your legislator voted.