Saturday, January 8, 2022

"Maine’s Democratic governor has vetoed a bill that would have given farm workers in the state the right to unionize"


Gov. Janet Mills vetoed the proposal Friday with a message that said she could not “subject our farmers to a complicated new set of laws that would require them to hire lawyers just to understand.”

Press Herald:

Mills said she is a “committed supporter of collective bargaining rights for workers generally,” but that Maine farms are primarily small, family-run operations and workers don’t need the same protections they would in areas where agriculture is dominated by factory farms owned by large corporate interests.

Speaking of labor: