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.”
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:
the thing that the pandemic has made evident is that academics are barely white collar workers anymore. have to do dangerous in person jobs, unionize to get even barely humane benefits...— csz (@cszabla) January 8, 2022