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

Posted: October 05, 2018 | Senator Millett

Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, has received a 100 percent rating on the Maine AFL-CIO’s legislative scorecard for her support of working families during the second session of the 128th Legislature.

“Ensuring Mainers have strong workplace protections, access to affordable healthcare, and that they get the pay they deserve is not only fair, it’s what is best for Maine businesses and families,” said Sen. Millett. “I’m proud of my voting record on these bills because it shows I stood up for what is good and right.”

Sen. Millett is one of ten Democratic State Senators to receive a perfect score from the group. 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. Millett received high marks from the AFL-CIO for her 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. She 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. Millett is serving her third term representing South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, and part of Scarborough in the Maine Senate.