Florida AFL-CIO

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Name: Florida AFL-CIO
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Nan Rich's first mailer criticizes Crist for refusing to debate her

A political committee formed by the husband of Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich has dropped its first mail piece, blasting Charlie Crist for his refusal to debate her. The mailing was funded by a political committee funded with money from unions, ... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis: Who Is Marcus Jadotte?

On May 22, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Marcus Jadotte to lead the Bureau of Industry and Analysis in the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration . If confirmed, Jadotte will represent U.S. business interests in trade negotiations. ... [Published AllGov - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

Trini runs for office in Miami council elections: ‘I’m committed to public service’

Trinidad-born Francis “Dave” Ragoo is drumming up support for his campaign as a candidate in the upcoming August 26 Miami Gardens City Council elections. Ragoo, who was born in Moruga, continues to garner widespread support locally and in Florida. In ... [Published Trinidad Guardian - Jul 06 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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The statewide mailer is a reprint of a June 23 editorial in The Miami Herald and highlights key passages in yellow: "So what is Mr. Crist afraid or? Or is it arrogance? His refusal to debate the former legislator is unseemly and exclusionary. Of course, it's politics at its worst."
...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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