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Members of MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 stand for quality public services

The Maine Service Employees Association, Local 1989 of the Service Employees International Union, is a member-run union representing over 12,000 Maine workers.

Maine’s service workers
We represent over 13,000 Maine workers at the Maine Community College System, the Maine Military Authority, Maine Maritime Academy, Maine Turnpike Authority, Maine Public Employees Retirement System, York County Government, the City of Lewiston, Lewiston Schools, the City of Auburn, Preble Street, Child Development Services, the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf/Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Maine People’s Alliance, the ACLU of Maine, the American Red Cross in Bangor,  Planned Parenthood in Maine, Green Valley Association in Patten, Treats Falls House in Orono, and workers in all three branches of Maine State Government.

A voice in our wages, benefits and working conditions
We make our voice heard in our wages, benefits and working conditions. Everyone in MSEA-SEIU bargaining units enjoys access to representational services. From day-to-day working conditions to health and safety issues to the bargaining table, we ensure all workers are treated fairly so we all can do our jobs well.

Affiliation with SEIU
In 1989, members of our union voted to affiliate with the Service Employees International Union, a 2-million member union representing workers all across our nation and throughout North America. SEIU members work in health care, public services and property services. Together, we all set the highest standard for quality services in Maine and across the nation. We accomplish this by making our voice heard on the important services we consistently deliver to Maine people, and by making our voice heard on issues affecting us.

We work with Maine’s elected leaders and national leaders to help foster a commitment to the high level of quality services Maine people deserve.

Dedicated workers
We genuinely want to make a difference at work by helping Maine people. That’s what MSEA-SEIU membership is all about, so please accept our invitation to become a member of our union today.

Updated: May 4, 2021 — 3:48 PM