State employees union praises lawmakers for commitment to working families
AUGUSTA – Senators Linda Valentino of Saco and David Dutremble of Biddeford have received a 100% rating from the Maine State Employees Union for their support of working families during the 126th Legislature.
“A strong economy begins with a strong workforce,” said Senator Valentino. “Maine people are dedicated, hard-workers committed to making Maine an even greater place to live and work.”
Senators Valentino and Dutremble are among 19 Democratic senators to receive a perfect score from the union, which represents more than 15,000 public and private sector workers throughout Maine.
“Maine workers deserve respect and support from those of us who represent them in Augusta,” said Senator Dutremble. “I’m proud to stand with workers.”
During the 2014 legislative session, Senators Valentino and Dutremble supported a one-time increase in the cost of living adjustment for state retirees and funding for merit and longevity pay for state workers. They also supported the bipartisan, responsible budget crafted by the legislature, bills to increase access to affordable health care, and to support laid-off workers at the Maine Military Authority.
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