Maine Governor Vetoes Ag Union Bill
The governor of Maine has vetoed an ag union bill. It would have given farmworkers in the state the right to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.
Governor Janet Mills is a Democrat, a party that typically supports unions. However, she said that during a time of struggle from the pandemic, droughts, and worker shortage, now is not the time.
She said that she could not subject Maine’s farmers to complicated new laws that would discourage farm growth in the state.