called the Eastern Maine Labor Council (EMLC) is about 100 years old, and is an
affiliate of the AFL-CIO. It
brings together 34 local unions-centered in Bangor, but stretching from Bar
Harbor to Old Town to Cutler-representing almost 6,000 local workers.
with its close ally, the non-profit organization Food AND Medicine, the EMLC
has kept alive the fighting labor spirit of eastern Maine by helping to obtain
a union contract for local DHL workers and to improve the pay and benefits of
Eastern Maine Medical Center staffers through a organizing drive there.
Downeast labor solidarity is on display each time money is raised at a plant
gate for laid-off union brothers and sisters.