Welcome to the 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
New release! “Time-Line of Selected Highlights of Maine Labor History: 1636-2015” by Dr. Charles A. Scontras. Short descriptions of events from Maine’s rich labor history suitable for students, researchers and the merely curious. $18.95 Buy on-line at the UMaine Bookstore
We should elevate the status of work in the modern economy, Portland Press Herald, July 1, 2017, Dr. Charles Scontras.
When jobs aren’t enough to overcome low wages, precarious conditions
Bangor Daily News, Opinion Page, March 1, 2016
Crossing Picket Lines (PDF)
Right to Work Update: 2013 (PDF)
The Truth about “Right to Work” Laws (PDF)
See our Publications Page to download other briefing papers, and for Labor History titles, safety manuals, and other Bureau of Labor Education publications. For more information contact us at 207-581-4124 or emailing email@example.com.