Sen. Curry earns a perfect score from Maine AFL-CIO for voting record supporting working families
AUGUSTA — Sen. Chip Curry, D-Belfast, received a perfect score from the Maine AFL-CIO’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard for his voting record to promote fair wages and safe work environments and support working families. Sen. Curry was one of 18 senators to earn a perfect score. The Maine AFL-CIO scored twelve initiatives considered by the 130th Maine Legislature.
“Mainers are incredibly hard-working and deserve elected officials who will fight for them,” said Sen. Curry. “That’s why I’m honored to receive this perfect score from the Maine AFL-CIO. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted some of the inequities our working families face and showed us the importance of good working conditions. Maine’s economic growth and development is tied to the well-being of our workers. In order for Maine’s economy to thrive, all of our workers must be properly supported.”
Sen. Curry serves as the chair of the Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee where he is actively involved in Maine’s economic development. He received his first perfect score from the AFL-CIO during his first year in the Legislature. This year, he cosponsored legislation to allow for municipal employees, like law enforcement officers and firefighters, to enroll in the local retirement program for up to five years. Sen. Curry also supported legislation to advance the state’s unemployment system, level the playing field in arbitration for public sector workers, like teachers and other state employees, and advance labor and equity standards for renewable energy projects as one part of the effort to combat climate change.
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.