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.
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.
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.
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.
In our monthly Labor spotlight, Field Representative for the Volusia-Flagler AFL-CIO Yennifer Mateo interviews Theresa King was the first woman ever to be elected as President of the Florida Building and Construction Trades.
As you would expect, it takes a lot to keep our state moving forward. That task falls to the hardworking men and women who serve in state government. And leaders across the state, on both sides of the political aisle, are asking the question if we are investing enough in these dedicated employees.
Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking will be a hot button issue in the 2016 legislative session.