Labor standards are vital in any occupation, let alone the logging industry. The state should be the gold standard for labor standards supporting the logging contractors and their employees who work on state-owned land. The state should not, however, pay membership dues to an organization that lobbies for and against bills in the Legislature.
Mike Carpenter has dedicated his entire life to making sure folks get a fair shake – whether serving as Maine’s Attorney General, the Chair of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, or as a Guardian ad Litem. With his appointment to the Maine Logging Dispute Resolution Board, Maine logging contractors can be confident that their grievances will be taken seriously by someone who is trustworthy, experienced and familiar with the industry.