Category Archives: Labor

Oct 26

Florida Again Leading the Way in Assaulting the Rights of Voters

Originally posted at AFL-CIO Recent years have seen an assault on the rights of voters across the country, from stringent identification requirements to the throwing away of valid voter registration applications. While most states are seeing only one or two … Read More

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Oct 22

Florida Leads Race to the Bottom on Unemployment Compensation

Originally published at AFL-CIO.org Americans faced with a tough economy face significant struggles when they lose their jobs. Since the 1930s, workers who are without jobs through no fault of their own have had the safety net of the unemployment … Read More

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Jan 11

Rick Scott’s State Of Denial Speech Spurs Brave FL Cop Into Political Action

(Cross-posted at Examiner.com) In delivering his 2012 Florida State Of The State address, Governor Rick Scott kept pitching for less taxes and regulations. He said the best thing government can do to help millions of still struggling Floridians is to … Read More

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Nov 18

Can’t We Have An Honest Conversation About Unemployment? (Accountability)

The answer seems to be “no.” Widespread reporting was issued today on the fact that Florida’s unemployment rate fell from 10.6 percent to 10.3 percent, the lowest number in 28 months. We knew the governor, the Chamber and other conservatives … Read More

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Aug 31

CWA Takes on Rep. John Mica In Advance of Next FAA Shutdown

Originally posted on Crooks and Liars Workers confront John Mica in Houston The Communications Workers of America are taking on the House Transportation Committee Chair, Rep. John Mica (R-FL), who is holding the Federal Aviation Administration hostage over an assault … Read More

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Apr 13

From the Inbox: Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich Applauds Bi-partisan Efforts In Attempt To Defeat Union-bashing Legislation

Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich (D-Weston) applauded the bi-partisan attempts on Wednesday to defeat union-bashing legislation, Senate Bill 830, and issued the following statement: “The Republican Senators who voted against this discriminatory bill showed true courage with their votes today. … Read More

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Apr 06

AFL-CIO’s Rich Templin Calls for Floridians to Fight Back

Originally posted at Creative Loafing. On Tuesday night, Florida progressive bloggers were invited to participate in a conference call with a new group called Fight For Florida. The group is dedicated to fighting against the state Legislature and the governor … Read More

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Mar 29

Video from Defend the Dream Rally in Tally

Sorry for the delay on posting this. It’s a bit old, but the speeches are good enough to be seen by more than the relatively small crowd that was on hand that day… Lindsey Parsons, event organizer: Barbara Devane, activist: … Read More

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Mar 25

From the Inbox: Chairman Smith Statement Reacting To Republican Union Busting And Efforts To Silence Workers

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement reacting to the House passage of HB 1021, the so called “Worker Gag Bill,” which drew bi-partisan opposition: “Rick Scott and Republican politicians in Tallahassee are more concerned with political … Read More

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Mar 25

From the Inbox: Legislative Attack on Public Employee Unions — House Democratic Caucus Members Respond to HB1021

House Democratic Caucus members on Friday debated and voted against House Bill 1021, a Republican-sponsored measure that would prohibit the automatic payroll deduction of union dues from public employees’ paychecks. The bill would require unions to get written permission from … Read More

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