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Maine Governor: Wants to disappear Maine's labor history ..

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By: Justin Elliott
Mar 24, 2011



(Judy Taylor Fine Art, Mount Desert Island, Maine)
Panels 7-9 of the mural, depicting The 1937 Strike,
Francis Perkins, Rosie the Riveter.
Inset at right: Paul LePage (MattGagnon, Wikipedia)


Maine governor tries to disappear labor history

The artist and historian who worked on a mural showing Maine's labor past decry the plan to take down the artwork

An artist and a historian who worked together to create a 36-foot mural depicting Maine labor history are decrying the governor's plan to remove the artwork from the lobby of the state Department of Labor in Augusta.

The mural, which was painted by the artist Judy Taylor and went up in 2008, features eleven panels with scenes of work life and important moments in Maine's labor history including: child labor, young women at textile mills, the introduction of the secret ballot for union votes, a failed 1937 strike to improve working conditions for women at shoe mills, and FDR Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, who had family roots in Maine. Taylor told Salon she is "very disappointed" with Republican Gov. Paul LePage's plan to remove the mural.

LePage, who has supported anti-union legislation, said this week the mural “sends a message that we’re one-sided, and I don’t want to send that message.” His office said "the message from state agencies needs to be balanced."

Taylor says supporters of the mural are planning a press conference to oppose its removal, but it's not clear whether there's anything concrete they can do to stop the governor's plan.


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Yes, I will comment.

LePage works for the same Neo-Con cabal that Baldacci worked for.

Now that the "Neo-Cons" have looted America, all that is left for them to do is to reduce the middle class to Third World status.

LePage supports one faction, the owners, while Baldacci supported the other faction, the workers. Together they form The Puppet Theater in Augusta. Republican attacks Democrat, Democrat attacks Republican, while the real puppet masters remain hidden.

And what will happen to our nation? Why, we will simply become another Third World nation, once the Neo-Cons have picked our bones with the help of the Republicrats.


THINK NATIONALIST! UNITE ALL CLASSES AGAINST THE REPUBLICRATS!

PUT THE MURAL BACK UP, AND STOP CAUSING TROUBLE!

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MSNBC talks with executive director of Maine AFL-CIO ...


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