Carpenter, Jackson receive high scores from Maine AFL-CIO on voting record for working families

Posted: October 05, 2018 | Senator Carpenter, Senator Jackson

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash and Sen. Mike Carpenter, D—Houlton, have received high scores from the Maine AFL-CIO’s legislative scorecard for their support of working families during the second session of the 128th Legislature.


“Hardworking Maine families have long been the backbone of this state’s character and economy,” said Sen. Jackson. “I am proud to fight for working people each and every day in the Maine Senate.”


Founded in 1956, the Maine AFL-CIO represents four active labor councils, more than 160 local labor unions and more than 40,000 workers and retirees here in Maine. The AFL-CIO advocates on behalf of workers from all different professions — teachers, papermakers, truck drivers, nurses, letter carriers, firefighters and more.


“I am proud of my voting record to support workers in Aroostook County,” said Sen. Carpenter. “The people of our area are known for their work ethic and they deserve representation in Augusta that reflects those values.”


Both County lawmakers earned high marks from the AFL-CIO for their steadfast support of Maine workers, which included having the backs of workers at Downeast Correctional Facility and fighting to protect overtime pay.


Additionally, Sen. Jackson spearheaded efforts to prioritize the hiring of Mainers for logging and trucking jobs in the Maine woods. Sen. Carpenter cosponsored this important piece of legislation.


Sen. Jackson is serving his fourth term in the Maine Senate, representing the good people of northern Aroostook County.


Sen. Carpenter is serving in his sixth term in the Maine Senate, representing central and southern Aroostook County and part of northern Penobscot County.