Maine Foresters and Loggers Speak in Opposition at LD 1383 Public Hearing
(That so many were willing to take a day without pay and spend so many hours driving from Aroostook County to Augusta and back, with gas at $4 a gallon, speaks volumes to the dire nature and strength of opposition these hard working Mainers have to LD 1383. These are people who are watching their livelihoods and communities be threatened by this proposed legislation. ~AP)
Over 50 Maine foresters drove down from Arookstook County last Friday for a press conference and then public hearing, both in opposition to LD 1383, “An Act To Improve the Process by Which Logging Contractors Hire Legal Foreign Workers” (pictures here).
Here are some of the testimonies of those who are opposing LD 1383.
Chace Joe Jackson:
Small business owner Shelly Mountain:
Emery Debay, a Bucksport mill worker: