Sen. Chenette earns perfect score from Maine AFL-CIO on voting record for working families

Posted: October 09, 2018 | Senator Chenette

AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, has received a perfect score from the Maine AFL-CIO’s legislative scorecard for his support of working families during the second session of the 128th Legislature.

“My goal in the Legislature is to represent the interests of working people and their families not special interests and lobbyists,” said Sen. Chenette. “I am proud of my record in Augusta and will continue to fight for a government for the many, not just the few.”

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.

Sen. Chenette received perfect marks from the AFL-CIO for his steadfast support of Maine workers, which includes supporting legislation to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion, voting to fix Maine’s flawed unemployment system and fighting to ensure Mainers get the overtime pay they deserve. He also opposed multiple efforts to roll back the voter-approved minimum wage increase, which would have resulted in a serious pay cut for thousands of working Mainers.

Sen. Chenette is serving his first term representing District 31 in the Maine Senate, which includes Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington and part of Buxton.

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