Maine could join a handful of other states that grant public-sector unions greater access to new employees in order to recruit members.

A proposal before the Maine Legislature would require government agencies that already employ union workers to provide public-sector union officials with names, addresses, phone numbers and other contact information of new employees.

The bill, sent to the Labor Committee Tuesday for a future public hearing, is among a slew of pro-labor proposals under consideration by the Democratic-controlled Legislature. It is also a response to last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that restricted public-sector unions from collecting “fair share” dues from employees who don’t join a union, even though the union must still represent them in collective bargaining and disputes with their employer.