Sen. Carney earns a perfect score from Maine AFL-CIO for voting record supporting working families

Posted: October 12, 2021 | Uncategorized

AUGUSTA — Senator Anne Carney, D-Cape Elizabeth, received a perfect score from the Maine AFL-CIO’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard for her voting record to promote fair wages, safe work environments and support working families. Sen. Carney was one of 18 senators to earn a perfect score. The Maine AFL-CIO scored twelve initiatives considered by the 130th Maine Legislature. 

“We wouldn’t have made it through the last year and a half without the hard working Mainers who got out of bed every morning and went to work during the pandemic,” said Sen. Carney. “I’m proud to do my part in the Senate to support these workers who make sure that Maine keeps moving. I promise to remain committed to the workers in our community and across the state.”

Sen. Carney has a long track record of showing up and fighting for Maine workers and families. This year, Sen. Carney supported a bill from Assistant House Majority Leader Rachel Talbot Ross, D-Portland, which requires the Legislature to consider racial impact statements alongside proposed legislation. A subcommittee of the Legislative Council will meet Wednesday to explore how to implement the pilot program outlined in this new law. Sen. Carney also supported legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, which would have leveled the playing field for public sectors workers—like firefighters, dispatchers, bus drivers, teachers, and state employees—in contract negotiations.

Founded in 1956, the Maine AFL-CIO is a state federation of more than 160 local labor unions, representing more than 40,000 Maine workers and retirees. The organization works to improve the lives and labor conditions of not just its members but working people all across the state.

The 2021 Maine AFL-CIO Legislative Scorecard and scorecards from previous legislative sessions are available at scorecard.maineaflcio.org.

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