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Laura Fortman is the commissioner of the Maine Division of Labor.

The Maine Division of Labor has been working immediately with employers, staff and unions to construct a powerful economic system the place each employee can succeed and each enterprise can thrive.  

The commercial revolution dramatically modified work, with individuals transferring from farms to city settings the place working situations similar to poor air flow, low pay, hazardous equipment, and lengthy hours, resulted in employee calls for for change. Labor unrest grew, and staff took to the streets to demand higher working situations and pay — the foundations of “good jobs.”