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Proposed Changes to the Maine Strikebreaker Statutes
Last updated: November 2018

Introduction

Maine's anti-strikebreaker laws were enacted in 1966 and codified in 26 MRS §§851-856. They have not been amended. This legislative history includes proposed changes to these laws. It does not include legislation related to 26 MRS §595, which relates to the hiring of workers during a labor dispute. If you need assistance with other statutes, please contact a Law Librarian.
 




Session Law / LD:  

Year  LD Amendments Final
Disposition
Legislative Record
Debate & Remarks
Other Documents & News Clips Full LD
History
1965 LD 816

An Act Prohibiting Employment of Professional Strikebreakers to Replace Employees Involved in Labor Disputes
Enacted with amendments:

S-80
S-101
PL 1965, c. 189 No debate. N/A N/A
1987 LD 842

An Act to Provide Civil Enforcement of the Anti-strikebreaker Law to Encourage the Settlement and Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes

OTP-ND:
LD 1690
Proposed
amendment:

H-211
Veto sustained House, June 1, 1987
p. 1159-1161

Senate, June 3, 1987
p. 1266

House, June 8, 1987
p. 1349-1350

House, June 30, 1987
p. 1843-1844

House, June 30, 1987
p. 1846-1848

House, June 30, 1987
p. 1848-1851

House, June 30, 1987
p. 1851-1854

House, June 30, 1987
p. 1863

House, January 12, 1988
p. 34

Senate, May 4, 1988
p. 1272
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Yes
1987 LD 1919

An Act to Encourage Prompt and Peaceful Settlements of Labor Disputes
Proposed amendments:

H-435
H-436
Veto sustained House, November 20, 1987
p. 69-73

House, November 20, 1987
p. 74

Senate, November 20, 1987
p. 80

House, January 7, 1988
p. 19-23

House, January 12, 1988
p. 34

House, January 19, 1988
p. 71

House, January 20, 1988
p. 80-83

Senate, May 4, 1988
p. 1272
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Yes
1988 LD 2124

An Act to Prohibit Strikebreaking Activity
N/A ONTP House, March 18, 1988
p. 468-469

House, April 19, 1988
p. 1062-1063

Senate, April 19, 1988
p. 1171

Senate, May 4, 1988
p. 1273
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Yes
1988 LD 2255

An Act to Promote the Prompt and Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes

OTP-ND:
LD 2531
Proposed amendment:

H-777
Veto sustained Senate, March 16, 1988
p. 429-430

House, March 17, 1988
p. 445-446

Senate, April 20, 1988
p. 1194

Senate, May 4, 1988
p. 1272-1273
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Yes
1989 LD 404

An Act to Reduce the Potential for Violence During Labor Disputes
Proposed amendments:

H-417
S-262
Veto sustained House, June 8, 1989
p. 1164-1166

Senate, June 12, 1989
p. 1290-1291

Senate, June 13, 1989
p. 1340-1341

House, June 16, 1989
p. 1444-1445

House, June 30, 1989
p. 1804-1805
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Yes
1989 LD 715

Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Study the Use of Professional Strikebreakers
Proposed amendment:

H-548
Indefinitely postponed No debate. Committee Files:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes
1989 LD 753

An Act to Promote the Prompt and Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes
N/A Indefinitely postponed No debate. Committee Files:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes
1989 LD 905

An Act to Require a 90-day Delay in the Hiring of Replacement Workers during a Labor Dispute

OTP-ND:
LD 1756
N/A Veto sustained House, June 30, 1989
p. 1782-1784
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Yes
1991 LD 199

Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Study the Use of Professional Strikebreakers
Enacted with amendments:

H-185
S-421
Res. 1991, c. 53 No debate. Committee Files:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1991 LD 875

An Act to Prevent Striking Workers from Being Permanently Replaced by Strikebreakers
Proposed amendment:

H-324
Died on adjournment House, May 20, 1991
p. H-800

House, May 22, 1991
p. H-835-H-836

Senate, May 23, 1991
p. S-866-S-867

House, May 28, 1991
p. H-862-H-863
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Yes
1995 LD 316

An Act to Forbid an Employer from Hiring Replacement Workers during a Strike
Proposed amendments:

H-310
S-221
H-389
Died between houses House, June 1, 1995
p. H-828-H-829

House, June 1, 1995
p. H-829-H-832

Senate, June 6, 1995
p. S-990-S-992

House, June 15, 1995
p. H-1063-H-1064
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Yes
1995 LD 686

An Act to Prohibit the Employment of Professional Strikebreakers
Proposed amendment:

H-312
Died between houses House, June 1, 1995
p. H-832-H-834

Senate, June 6, 1995
p. S-992-S-996
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Yes
1997 LD 113

An Act to Prohibit the Employment of Professional Strikebreakers
N/A Veto sustained House, April 16, 1997
p. H-503

Senate, May 5, 1997
p. S-701-S-702

House, May 19,  1997
p. H-893-H-895

House, May 20, 1997
p. H-969-H-970
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Yes
2003 LD 71

An Act to Ban Strikebreakers
Proposed amendment:

H-92
ONTP No debate. Committee Files:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2005 LD 485

An Act To Prohibit Permanent Replacement Workers
N/A ONTP No debate. Committee Files:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Court Opinion:  NLRB v. Mackay Radio & Tel. Co., 304 U.S. 333 (1938)
Yes