Unions across Maine will launch the Maine Labor Climate Council, a new coalition united to win pro-worker climate action, at a virtual rally and press event, Tuesday, March 1 at 1 p.m. The coalition will also unveil a report by Cornell University researchers that includes a science-backed climate jobs action plan, with policy recommendations, and will make announcements about an upcoming advocacy campaign. To attend the virtual rally, register at us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLyhKkFBTJeqOvDRzXnK4w.

Rally speakers include:

Cynthia Phinney, president of Maine AFL-CIO, member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1837

Jason Shedlock, president of the Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council and Laborers’ International Union Local 327

Kilton Webb, apprentice electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 567

Grace Leavitt, educator, and president of the Maine Education Association

Serina DeWolf, organizer for American Federation of Teachers Maine Regional Council

Mike Frager, Greater Portland Metro Bus operator and vice president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 714


Learn more about Maine Labor Climate Council at mainelaborclimate.org.