Florida AFL-CIO

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Name: Florida AFL-CIO
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Quick guide to Florida’s 2014 governor’s race

FLORIDA GOVERNORCANDIDATESRepublican: Gov. Rick Scott, formerly a health care executive, seeking re-election. Candidate profileDemocrat: Charlie Crist, formerly the state’s Republican governor, past Cabinet member and legislator. Candidate profile to ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Union supporters stage rally for middle class

The labor community serves breakfast at its annual Labor Day breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Gainesville, Fla. The breakfast included a presentation from Florida AFL-CIO president Mike Williams.Labor activists, union leaders and workers from an ... [Published Gainesville Sun - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Caribbean Americans Seek Office in Aug. 26 South Florida Elections

Local primary elections on Aug. 26 in South Florida has attracted several Caribbean American candidates.Among those set to appear on the ballot are Miramar City Commissioner Alexandra Davis, who is seeking election for District 8 of the Broward County ... [Published Caribbean Today - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

WCTV: Florida Young Workers Speak Out

WCTV's Lanetra Bennett reports: The Florida AFL-CIO, young workers, union members, activists, Rep. Dwight Bullard and students from across the state of Florida are urging legislators to take action this legislative session on: establishing tuition equity ... [Published Progressive States Network - Apr 04 2014]

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"A lot of unions have been disempowered," she said. "All they want is for workers to get a fair deal."
...10. The group says that 70 percent of jobs being created are part-time. A warehouse worker from Jacksonville, Florida, Dave Snyder, says, "It's not a living wage. I'm here to tell you as a person who works two jobs: one in the middle of the night at a warehouse loading boxes; and the second one in a call center for minimum wage. I'm here to tell you, it's not enough to make ends meet with rent, with the cost of living. This is the fundamental issue of my class and my generation." The coalition is also fighting for issues that affect Florida's teachers, such as testing and accountability

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