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.
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.
Verizon is trying to change workers schedules and cut their pay not out of financial hardship, but blatant corporate greed.
I went on a trip with a local faith based advocacy group to visit immigrants being held at Corrections Corporation of America’s (CCA) Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA. What I witnessed was truly inhumane.
In the video above, sisters and brothers from 1199 SEIU Florida take a stand in protest on the hot streets of South Florida. Caregivers at Consulate work long, hard hours doing the essential job of caring for our parents and grandparents as they grow old.
In our latest Community Changemakers, Michelle Guerin, Field Representative for the Southwest Chapter of the South Florida AFL-CIO, sits down with former Ironworker, Larry Aguilar, to talk about labor, apprenticeships, immigration reform and local community work that’s helping provide new opportunities for disenfranchised youth in the Ft. Myers area.
That’s a lot of magic. But, beneath that shiny veneer of profit and family fun, the situation isn’t as magical as The Mouse would have you believe.
The Senate’s current budget proposal provides only $22.3 million (one tenth of a penny) for buying conservation lands compared to the $300 million historically allocated to Florida Forever. Voters intended for Water and Land Conservation Amendment to at least restore Florida Forever funding closer to historic levels.
We need to build these alliances, work together where we can, and agree to disagree when necessary or we will just keep beating our heads up against the wall, instead of pushing the wall down.