If signed into law, HB 7069 will transform our public education system into a disjointed collection of privatized programs taking over a woefully underfunded public good, perhaps the most important public good that government has the responsibility to provide. Here are some of the biggest misstatements being made and why they should be rejected.
Lawmakers in Tallahassee are currently in the middle of the annual 60-day legislative session. While the Florida Constitution only requires them to do one thing, adopt a budget for the state, lawmakers have spent a lot of time discussing ways to shift the balance of power in our state by taking away local control from our communities. Some bills look to transfer power away from elected officials on city commissions, county councils and school boards, while others are trying to curtail the power of the courts. As we all learned in school, our government has 3 branches of Government for a reason — to ensure that no one branch gets too much power.
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.
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.
Florida’s decades-long water crisis is well documented and getting worse.
A wolf in sheep’s clothing, Amendment 1 is a slick, misleading, multi-million-dollar advertising campaign designed to unfairly limit solar energy production and maintain the existing monopoly on electricity controlled by only a few large corporations.
This Election Day you can play an important part in protecting our democracy by becoming a non-partisan Election Protection Volunteer on November 8th!
This behavior follows the larger trend where special interests pollute at will while everyday Floridians pay the price. Why? Because big polluters don’t have to worry about state lawmakers holding them accountable. In this case, it’s Rep. Dana Young (R-Tampa)
MIAMI - Ahead of the November elections, a coalition of labor and immigrants' rights groups is helping South Florida residents become naturalized citizens.
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.