ME Governor Announces Nomination To WC Board

Augusta, ME (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor John E. Baldacci today announced the nomination of Daniel Lawson to the Workers' Compensation Board. Lawson will replace Bruce Roy, who passed away in April.

Lawson, a Monroe resident, is employed at Verso Paper in Bucksport. He has worked at the mill for 21 years. He has been a member of the United Stealworker's Union (U.S.W.) Local 4-0261 for 14 years and currently serves as Local Vice President. He previously served the Town of Monroe in a number of capacities, including Selectman, Tax Assessor, member of the Planning Board of Appeals and volunteer fireman. Lawson earned his undergraduate degree from Centralia College in Centralia, Washington.

The mission of the Workers' Compensation Board is to serve the employees and employers of the State fairly and expeditiously by ensuring compliance with the workers' compensation laws, ensuring the prompt delivery of benefits legally due, promoting the prevention of disputes, utilizing dispute resolution to reduce litigation and facilitating labor-management cooperation.

The nomination must be reviewed by the Joint Committee on Labor and confirmed by the Senate.
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