Stories about Maine Department of Labor


Labor pool, skilled work force more important than energy prices for job creation, report says

The Associated Press on March 25, 2012, at 10:03 a.m.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage acknowledges members in the gallery before delivering his first State of the State address at the State House in Augusta on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.

Fact-checking LePage’s State of the State

By Eric Russell on Jan. 25, 2012, at 12:59 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage says youths should be able to work during school vacation

By Mal Leary on Oct. 23, 2011, at 4:47 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

Educated workers needed for health care jobs, LePage says

By Meg Haskell on Oct. 18, 2011, at 6:20 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage delivers a speech Wednesday in Portland.

LePage’s crackdown on unemployment claims goes beyond fraud

By Steve Mistler, Sun Journal on Oct. 15, 2011, at 5:04 a.m.

Glitch delays unemployment claim filings in Maine

The Associated Press on Oct. 11, 2011, at 3:31 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage says domestic violence efforts don’t conflict with gun law

By Eric Russell on Sept. 07, 2011, at 7:16 p.m.
The first three panels of artist Judy Taylor's labor mural that Gov. Paul LePage had removed from the Maine Department of Labor offices in Augusta.

Fight over labor mural removal by LePage not over yet

By Eric Russell on July 16, 2011, at 2:26 p.m.

$338,000 grant approved for 60 Maine grocers who lost jobs

The Associated Press on June 28, 2011, at 5:21 a.m.

Katahdin millworkers to get emergency aid

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 23, 2011, at 9:58 p.m.

Good facts, not good intentions, lead to good oral health

By Mark Eves on May 18, 2011, at 7:53 p.m.

Judge schedules next step in ongoing labor mural legal case

BDN staff and wire reports on May 05, 2011, at 6:03 a.m.

Gardiner-based Associated Grocers closing, laying off more than 100

The Associated Press on April 28, 2011, at 2:57 p.m.
Senator Susan Collins asks a question of the staff at the Eastern Maine Development Center in Bangor during a visit on Wednesday.

Collins urges jump-start to job growth in Maine

By Jamison Cocklin on April 27, 2011, at 6:20 p.m.
Philip Congdon

LePage cabinet member resigns amid allegations of racist remarks

By Kevin Miller, BDN staff on April 27, 2011, at 12:21 p.m.
A woman holds a sign supporting the return of Judy Taylor's  History of Maine Labor mural during a rally at Pierce Park in Bangor on Tuesday.

Mural dispute lands in federal court

By Kevin Miller on April 19, 2011, at 6:03 a.m.

Whoopie pies, murals and Maine’s economy

By Michael W. Aube on April 07, 2011, at 5:39 p.m.
Protesters rally at the State House in Augusta, Maine demanding the return of the labor mural that Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered removed from the Labor Department headquarters, on Monday, April  4, 2011. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

State House rallies decry labor mural removal

By Kevin Miller on April 04, 2011, at 2:09 p.m.
Three panes from the mural that has been removed from the Maine Department of Labor's offices.

US Labor Department demands refund in Maine mural dispute

The Associated Press on April 04, 2011, at 1:15 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Labor, which funded 63 percent of the $60,000 artwork, is now demanding a refund for its share of the now-famous mural that Gov. Paul LePage removed from the Maine Department of Labor offices.

LePage touts cooperative approach with businesses

The Associated Press on April 02, 2011, at 8:58 a.m.