Sen. Deschambault earns high score from Maine AFL-CIO on voting record for working families

Posted: October 05, 2018 | Senator Deschambault

Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, has received a high score on the Maine AFL-CIO’s legislative scorecard for her support of working families during the second session of the 128th Legislature.

“I know what it feels like to work hard all week, but still have to make the heart-wrenching decision whether to buy food or heating oil during cold months, but no one who puts in all the work to get ahead should have to feel that way,” said Sen. Deschambault. “That’s why I’m proud of my voting record of standing up for working families.”

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. Deschambault received high marks from the AFL-CIO for her steadfast support of Maine workers, which included having the backs of workers at Downeast Correctional Facility, fighting to protect overtime pay and opposing efforts to roll back the voter-approved minimum wage.

Sen. Deschambault is serving in her second term representing Alfred, Arundel, Biddeford, Dayton, Lyman and Kennebunkport in the Maine Senate.