Labor activists think that's bollocks. "Why would the legislature repeal overtime, minimum wage, and the right to collectively bargain for workers who do some of the most difficult, dirty, and dangerous work in the state for a company that has a track record of breaking the law and violating workers' rights?" asks Matt Scholbohm, executive director of the Maine AFL-CIO. "This does nothing to promote job creation or improve our state. It has no place in the year 2011."
Members of the Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development committee are expected to vote next week on whether to recommend the bill for passage.
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