The contract dispute of the Mt. Desert Public Works and Waste Water Departments continues and union members plan to hold an informational rally out in front of the Mt. Desert Municipal Building at 21 Sea Street in Northeast Harbor from 5-7 PM on Monday, August 17.
Sadly, our Brother Jonathan Billings (24 yrs old), died in a tragic accident this weekend. John was an active member attending meetings, picket lines, and parades with Local 340. He worked 8 years at Portland UPS.
Mount Desert Islander
August 6, 2015
The union representing the town’s public works employees has filed a complaint with the Maine Labor Relations Board (MLRB) accusing the town of negotiating in bad faith. The move comes as the town seeks to break a collective bargaining stalemate through arbitration.
Biddeford Police, Public Works employees and Firefighters flooded a Town Council meeting to protest the town's refusal to negotiate on wages. When council members refused to discuss the members' demands, the Teamsters shut the meeting down. Great turnout, Biddeford!