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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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A Belief In Caring For One Another: Building the HCHR Movement with Faith Communities

Health Care is a Human Right (HCHR) organizers from Portland were blessed to spend last weekend (April 25-26) learning and building community with mem[read more...]

Statement of Solidarity Regarding the Biennial Budget

Released March 3rd, 2015 The Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and Health and Human Services will hear testimony this week on Gove[read more...]

Solidarity with the Vermont Workers Center on their January 8th day of action for all health care for all people

Health Care is a Human Right: Solidarity with the Vermont Workers Center on their January 8th day of action for all health care for all people T[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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HCHR Session at UU Church of Sanford
When: May 31, 2015, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon Street, Sanford, ME 04073, United States
Biddeford Free Clinic & Survey Gathering
When: June 6, 2015, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: McArthur Public Library, 270 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005, United States
HCHR Membership Meeting
When: June 13, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 68 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Portland Pride March - SMWC Brigade!
When: June 20, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101, USA
SMWC Tabling at Portland Pride Festival!
When: June 20, 2015, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Deering Oaks Park, Portland, ME 04101, United States