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Welcome to Bureau of Labor Education

The University of Maine’s Bureau of Labor Education provides workers and their organizations with knowledge and resources for understanding and dealing with work-related challenges and opportunities.

The Bureau conducts programs, presentations, research, and online Labor Studies credit courses for workers, union leaders and staff, students, and educators. Contact our office for more details.

Recent Briefing Papers & Bulletins

Crossing Picket Lines (PDF)
Fall 2014

Right to Work Update: 2013 (PDF)
Spring 2013

Working Conditions and Patient Safety: Safe Staffing in Maine’s Hospitals (PDF)

Oklahoma, Maine, Migration and “Right to Work”: A Confused and Misleading Analysis (PDF)
Spring 2012

What You Need to Know About… Workers’ Compensation (PDF)
Spring 2012

The Truth about “Right to Work” Laws (PDF)
Spring 2011

See our Publications Page for downloads of other briefing papers, and for Labor History titles, safety manuals, and other Bureau of Labor Education publications.

More information on these and other Bureau publications can be obtained by calling (207) 581-4124 or emailing

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Contact Information

Bureau of Labor Education
5713 Chadbourne Hall, room 210
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-4124 | Fax: (207) 581-4122E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469