In Florida, AFSCME’s Razor-Sharp Focus is on Growth

Expanding a union is hard work, especially in a “right-to-work” state like Florida, especially after a national election in which anti-union forces wrested control of the White House and Congress. Don’t tell that to AFSCME affiliates in Florida. Undeterred by the odds and determined to build on the recruitment successes of 2016, AFSCME affiliates in the Sunshine State are kicking off an ambitious plan to add 9,000 new members this year. They’re launching a campaign aimed at making prospective members understand the connection between their contracts and their wages, benefits and other kitchen-table issues. “It’s our job as leaders – with labor being in the state it’s in – to go in and organize. It’s a big part of our focus right now,” said Andy Madtes, executive director of AFSCME Florida. “It’s (about) trying to make the connection between workers and their contract and what the contract affords them through collective bargaining.”

Jacksonville workers to hold ‘Rally to Defend the Working Class’

On Saturday, March 11, workers, unions, the North Florida Central Labor Council and community groups across Florida will rally in downtown Jacksonville to defend the working class, which faces renewed attacks from President Donald Trump and the Republican-dominated Congress.

The Rideshare Risk: Safety and Transit in the age of Uber

What’s concerning is that corporate app backers neglect to highlight an important fact to riders. The reason they can offer such competitive rates is because they are actively exploiting loopholes that allow them to evade traditional driver training and screening requirements that ensure a rider’s safety.

Get out the vote this weekend, for a better life.

Races across the state are tight in Florida. Up and down the ticket union endorsed working family candidates need our support this weekend to put them over the top. Make a difference by joining us at one of the following Labor 2016 volunteer events during GOTV weekend! We have canvassing and phone banking opportunities for you to help get out the working family vote in your area.