AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, has received a 100 percent rating on the Maine AFL-CIO’s legislative scorecard for the first session of the 128th Legislature.
“Fighting for working families is the cornerstone of my legislative service,” said Sen. Chenette. “Whether it’s protecting the voter-approved minimum wage referendum, or rejecting harmful ‘right to work for less’ laws, I will always put Maine workers first.”
The Maine AFL-CIO was founded in 1956 and represents 42,000 workers, five central labor councils and six national union and industry councils. The AFL-CIO represents workers from all different professions — teachers, papermakers, truck drivers, nurses, letter carriers, firefighters and more.
Sen. Chenette received high marks from the AFL-CIO for his steadfast support Maine workers, including bills to maintain the voter-approved surcharge on the wealthiest Mainers to fund public education, ban toxic flame retardants to protect firefighters, and improve public-sector labor relations.
Chenette is serving his first term representing District 31 in the Maine Senate, which includes the communities of Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington, and part of Buxton.