The Labor movement has long been at the forefront of combating racism and xenophobia. The immigrant community nationwide has felt a dramatic rise in both. With a push to further divide workers through the hateful rhetoric from Trump and others, Labor in Central Florida is instead focusing on building power in the community, at the workplace and at the ballot box. The Central Florida AFL-CIO, working with community partners, affiliates and the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) recently launched a leadership development program to empower leaders in the immigrant community to champion initiatives that improve the lives of workers, their families and communities in Central Florida. Additionally, the program cultivates relationships among and between workers, and their Unions, while supporting a pathway to citizenship and protecting voting rights for those who are eligible.
This past weekend, the Florida AFL-CIO kicked off the largest ALL-volunteer based electoral program in the state to prove again that passionate volunteers are the key to victory in November.
A YES vote on Amendment 4 lowers solar energy costs by lowering taxes on solar installations.
Labor and community organizations are working side by side to engage voters in Union Halls, places of worship and in their own neighborhoods urging each of them to be prepared.
The time for equality is now. Understanding your value as a worker, whether you’re an entry level employee, an executive, or a star of the US women’s soccer team, is the first step in tipping the scales towards wage equality.
Verizon is trying to change workers schedules and cut their pay not out of financial hardship, but blatant corporate greed.