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

Posted: October 09, 2018 | Senator Gratwick

AUGUSTA — Sen. Geoff Gratwick, D-Bangor, 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.

“Right now in Maine, too many people are getting the short end of the stick and living paycheck to paycheck,” said Sen. Gratwick. “We must do more to give them a fighting chance in the future, I am proud of my record of supporting working families at the State House.”

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. Gratwick 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. Gratwick is serving his third term representing District 9 in the Maine Senate, which includes Bangor and Hermon.