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Eastern Maine Labor Council – click here for website

What's now 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.

Working 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.