Florida’s Federal Workers Demand Leaders #StopTheShutdown
On the 20th day of being forced to work without pay, federal workers in North Florida brought their voices straight to the halls of power in Tallahassee to demand an end to the government shutdown.
An Agenda for Florida’s Workers, 2018-19
It has been years since Florida’s workers have had an ally in the governor’s mansion. While the economy has been growing under Rick Scott, pay has been flat and living costs have been rising, leaving millions of families just a missed paycheck away from economic crisis. Those who have been underpaid, injured on the job or laid off – even after a natural disaster – have been left stranded by the state’s broken systems. Florida’s working families deserve a governor who will fight for them by promoting good jobs with fair pay and safe workplaces for the state’s eight million workers.
Trump’s Budget: A Wish List for the Wealthy, A Nightmare for Florida
The White House official 2018 budget titled, “A New Foundation for American Greatness” reads more like a new plan to kill the American dream for working families. It includes some of the steepest budget cuts the country has ever seen. The victims of these cuts? Florida’s poor, the environment, and our children.
Gov. Rick Scott Should Veto HB 7069: Terrible Education Policy that Can’t Stand the Light of Day
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.
The Tallahassee Power Grab
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.
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 organizers of the rally have put forward a six-point platform of demands for Florida Senators […]
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.
Puzder and Trump’s Cabinet Nominees: Wrong for Working Families
A deep dive into the background of several Trump’s nominees reveals a cabinet with a history of standing against the best interests of working people.
AFL-CIO Calls Members to Action
On a national conference call with Regional, State and Local union leaders and activists, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka laid out the AFL-CIO’s plan of defense against the coming attacks lead by Trump and his toxic cabinet picks.
Take a Stand with Working Families Lobby Corps in 2017
This year, the union members and citizen activists of the Working Families Lobby Corps will be in Tallahassee once again – everyday – to make sure ALL working people in the state are represented fairly.