Maine’s Agricultural Workers from Other Countries Deserve Equal Protection

Earlier this week, as reported in the Portland Press Herald, Guillermo and Hector Fuentes pled guilty to federal charges revolving around their actions from 2006 to 2011 assisting undocumented workers in obtaining fraudulent green and social security cards, as well as hiring them to work at their restaurants in Westbrook, Waterville, and Biddeford. During the […]

National Safety Stand-Down Week

In 1970 Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The law made employers legally responsible for providing a safe workplace for their employees. The Act also created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to oversee workplace health and safety standards and to make sure that employers abide by the law. It is unfortunate […]

Embracing Solidarity for All

From the time of the firm’s founding in 1976, McTeague Higbee has been a union law firm. Our identity has been forged and reinforced through decades of representing shipbuilders, papermakers, electricians, plumbers and pipefitters, carpenters, laborers and other workers who have been fortunate enough to belong to a union. Through these years, McTeague Higbee has […]

In Memoriam

Monday, April 28th, is Workers’ Memorial Day.  A day where unions, brothers, sisters and others get together to mourn the loss of those who have lost their lives due to a workplace injury.   This past year, 22 workers in Maine lost their lives while at work.  In a moving event on Friday evening, at the […]