AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that will eliminate workers' rights to unionize at a Turner-based egg farm and its subsidiaries.
The bill was signed Friday, following legislative votes that closely followed party lines. Democrats said the western Maine farm has a history of workplace violations. Republicans said the workers hadn't voted to unionize during the 15 years they had a right to do so.
The bill directs the state Department of Labor to review labor relations between employees at large agricultural facilities and their employers after five years.