Mackinac Center for Public Policy - August 8, 2022


From: Powell, Gabriel [] 
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 11:15 AM
To: Lamontagne, Danica <>
Subject: FOAA Request - Union Membership Data


Hello Ms. Lamontagne,


Via the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I request the following information from the payroll for the first pay period of June 2022:

  • The number of people (union members) who are having dues withdrawn from their paycheck.
  • The total number of people covered by collective bargaining agreements (union contracts). 


Thank you!


Gabriel Powell

Communications Intern

Mackinac Center for Public Policy



From: Lamontagne, Danica 
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 3:28 PM
To: 'Powell, Gabriel' <>
Subject: RE: FOAA Request - Union Membership Data


Hello Gabriel,

Thank you for your patience as I worked with staff to gather the information you have requested. We have had some recent staff turnover which delayed your response to the request. 

25 people have Fire Fighters Union Dues withheld and 108 people have Teamsters dues withheld from their paychecks. We have one additional member of our staff that is covered by the Teamsters collective bargaining agreement but does not pay dues.



Danica Lamontagne

City of Biddeford

Asst. to the City Manager