Legislators heard us; keep pressure on management

The 131st Maine Legislature’s passage of the pay-gap bill, LD 1854, has the potential to bring much-needed accountability to the State’s compensation and classification process for workers in the Executive Branch of Maine State Government. It’s essential that we hold both the Legislature and management accountable for implementation. There’s more work to be done at the bargaining table to close the pay gap. Our Executive Branch Negotiations Team is at the bargaining table negotiating successor contracts to the ones that expired June 30. Our Negotiations Team is determined to secure the pay raises needed right now to help close the pay gap. We must keep the pressure on management for contractual pay raises. It’s past time that state workers are paid comparably to our public and private sector counterparts in Maine and throughout New England. The consequences of the State’s low pay for state workers have been profound. With nearly one in six positions in state government vacant due to the pay gap, workloads have become impossible and many state workers are really struggling to make ends meet.

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