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Maine Legislation

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Bill of the 2019 Legislative Session

H.P. 664, Legislative Document No. 900. 129th: Sponsor

An Act to Expand the Rights of Public Employees under the Maine Labor Laws. Presented by Representative Sylvester of Portland.

This bill allows public employees, including municipal and county employees, state and legislative employees, university, academy and community college employees and judicial employees, but not including employees whose duties include protecting public safety, to strike pursuant to the official procedures of the employees' employee organization or under a process in which an affirmative vote to strike is held. The bill requires that notice be given to the public employer stating the dates upon which the strike will begin and end. The bill also provides that the employee organization or public employer may call for emergency bargaining within 3 days prior to the intended start of the strike.