Florida AFL-CIO

Type: Organization
Name: Florida AFL-CIO
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 Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Campaign money reveals possible factions

PORT ORANGE — A review of campaign finance reports for council candidates reveals potential factions in a city already divided in its day-to-day operations as well as a pair of possible violations by two candidates who say they are taking corrective action ... [Published Daytona Beach News Journal - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Caribbean Americans Running For Several Seats In South Floridas Upcoming Election

As the August 26, Primary Election approaches, several Caribbean-American Candidates are contesting seats in various races throughout South Florida. Leading the pack is popular Miramar Commissioner Alexandra Davis, a British born Jamaican who is seeking ... [Published Caribbean Today - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Early voting’s big start in slow, boring midterm primary

After the fiasco seen at polling sites in 2012, a new and improved early voting system will begin this morning with more days — Miami-Dade is one of three counties in the state offering the maximum two weeks — varied hours and four new locations.After ... [Published Political Cortadito - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Campaign cash flows in legislative races with competitive primaries

TALLAHASSEE -- For a handful of candidates eying the state House and Senate, it’s August 26 — not November 4 — that matters most.The August primary will determine the outcome of two South Florida races: House District 94 in central Broward County and ... [Published Miami Herald - Aug 09 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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Caribbean Americans Running For Several Seats I... [Published Caribbean Today - Aug 11 2014]
Early voting’s big start in slow, boring midter... [Published Political Cortadito - Aug 11 2014]
Campaign cash flows in legislative races with c... [Published Miami Herald - Aug 09 2014]
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