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The members of the Southern Maine Workers’ Center believe that working class and poor people must organize together in order to transform our workplaces and communities. We are a member led and member powered organization. This means that our members plan and carry out all of our committee work. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.

Health Care is a Human Right Committee

Too many people in our communities either go without the health care they need or are burdened by medical debt. This is why we’re committed to building the collective power of working and poor people across the state to win a universal, publicly funded health care system in Maine. 

Work With Dignity (WWD)

Many of us don’t know about our legal rights in the workplace, or how to organize to ensure that our legal rights and our human right are met. Our WWD Committee is focused on building the knowledge, skills, and unity of low wage and unorganized workers across a range of industries to organize for justice in our workplaces.


For the first time this year, Southern Maine Workers’ Center members elected our Board of Directors. Click here to meet our elected board members and committee chairs.


Your donations do more than keep our doors open and our lights on (which they do), they also help us remain independent and accountable to our members. Please make a donation today to support grassroots organizing for racial and economic justice in Maine.

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SMWC Joins Call for Portland to #SaveIndiaStreet

 SMWC Joins Call for Portland to #SaveIndiaStreet Health Care is a Human Right. This is an undisputable truth. Yet, we live in a nation and a state t[read more...]

Answering This Moment: Poor White Folks & Organizing in Maine

The below is a reflection from a Health Care is a Human Right member who was prompted by a fellow organizer with Put People First! Pennsylvania to wri[read more...]

Guest Blog: Catholic Teachings and Workplace Justice

“What Catholics Believe: The Seventh Commandment, Part 2 Do Not Steal; Treat Workers Justly” By Father Michael J Seavey Reprinted from The Harvest[read more...]

At a Glance

The Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) is a member-based organization comprised of working and poor people building grassroots movements to ensure that our of all of our basic human rights are met.

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Work With Dignity Committee Member Meeting
When: May 7, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 68 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA