Yesterday, the Florida Senate rejected SB 2038, Gov. Rick Scott’s prison privatization scheme. The victory was the clear result of an outpouring of public support for correctional officers and prison workers along with disgust over private prison contractors’ attempts to subvert our democracy.
All hands on deck! Senate President Haridopolos and Rick Scott will Attempt to Ram Prison Privatization through the Senate Tomorrow! On Monday and Tuesday the Senate will convene to vote on SB 2038, the prison privatization bill.
We’ve seen this movie before, as the Tampa Bay Times points out: It’s easy to tell when Florida’s leaders in Tallahassee are trying to ram through legislation that would not pass on its merits.
(Tallahassee, FL) Working Floridians today said the Legislatures’ scheme to hand over state prisons to private companies will hurt families and communities, while increasing the dangers posed by violent criminals.
It’s time to Awake The State! Gov. Rick Scott and his extreme allies in the Legislature have launched an all-out assault on Florida’s middle class.
Listed below are the locations for the September 27th “Save America’s Postal Service” throughout Florida. District 1 Who: Congressman Jeff Miller Where: 348 SW Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach When: 4:00p.m.
On Tuesday, September 27, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (local time), members of the four employee unions of the United States Postal Service— • American Postal Workers Union • National Association of Letter Carriers • National Postal Mail Handlers Union • National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association —will join forces with members of our communities to send a message to the nation and its Congress.
Earlier this summer, Floridians from all walks of life, came together in Central Florida to Fight for Florida’s Future. Thousands were educated, energized and introduced to the Working Families’ Movement.
The Palm Beach Post reports this morning that wage growth for Floridians is the slowest it’s been since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
While the Florida House of Representatives is working night and day to ensure Floridians who are paid the minimum wage are denied extra pennies, corporate CEOs are raking in millions, and probably laughing their way to the bank.