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Maine delegation’s only ‘undecided’ is feeling heat over health care vote | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine delegation’s only ‘undecided’ is feeling heat over health care vote | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

[For full disclosure, Rep. Michaud and I are not related. To the best of my knowledge, anyway. — KM]

Jobs bill passes in rare show of accord | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Jobs bill passes in rare show of accord | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Two dozen running, and the first big test is ahead | Bangor Daily News

Two dozen running, and the first big test is ahead – Bangor Daily News.

Madawaska union accepts 8.5% pay cut

Fraser officials say

3-year pact critical

to survival of paper mill

MADAWASKA, Maine — The United Steelworkers union will take an immediate 8.5 percent wage cut in accepting a new three-year contract Monday that Fraser Papers Inc. management calls critical to keeping the town paper mill going.

About 65 percent of the 460 members of USW Locals 291, 365 and 1247 approved the three-year deal in voting Monday. They didn’t do it happily, said Duane Lugdon, Maine’s USW international representative.

“The members have been running in and out all day voting and expressing their dismay. They don’t consider this a fair deal but they recognize that the company has a gun to their heads,” Lugdon said Monday.

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Nick Sambides Jr. of the Bangor Daily News.