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Orlando airport workers to rally for pay increase 2018-09-19 [Spectrum News 13]

Disney workers celebrate union vote for pay raises 2018-09-08 [Orlando Sentinel]

Disney workers approve new contract raising minimum wage 2018-09-07 [SFGate]

2 Construction Workers Fall 6 Stories to Their Deaths After Scaffolding Collapses Near Disney World 2018-08-30 [People]

Two construction workers fall to their death in Florida after scaffolding collapses 2018-08-30 [ABC]

Walt Disney World Union Workers Win Deal for $15 Minimum Wage 2018-08-27 [Fortune]

Disney World, unions representing 38K workers reach deal to raise starting pay to $15 by 2021 2018-08-26 [ABC]

Walt Disney World Workers Reach Deal for $15 Minimum Wage by 2021 2018-08-26 [New York Times]

Disney, unions representing 38,000 workers reach deal to raise starting pay to $15 by 2021 2018-08-26 [WSB]

Disney Offers Tuition for Hourly Workers in Tight Job Market 2018-08-23 [VOX]

Videos show construction workers on Florida bridge before collapse 2018-08-17 [SFChronicle]

Labor union launches ads targeting Democrat Gwen Graham over her family involvement in American Dream mega-mall 2018-08-15 [Tampa Bay Times]

Pasco teachers union surpasses state mandated membership level 2018-08-07 [Tampa Bay Times]

Tallahassee Com College union says new rules would mean faculty pay cut 2018-08-04 [Tallahassee Democrat]

PATCO, AFL-CIO 2018-08-02 [PATCO]

Kennedy Space Center firefighters picket near spaceport to protest contract 2018-07-28 [Today]

Miami Beach is fighting sexual assault. Now hotel housekeepers will get panic buttons 2018-07-26 [The Herald]

Trump Mar-A-Lago Wants to Hire 61 Foreign Workers As Cooks & Waiters For The Winter Season 2018-07-08 [Bustle]

Mar-a-Lago seeks permission to hire 61 more foreign workers on H-2 visas 2018-07-07 [MSN]

Florida teachers sue over union busting law: report 2018-07-04 [The Hill]

Coca-Cola Beverages FL Workers Join Teamsters Local 769 2018-06-29 [Teamsters]

In election-year drive, teachers union pushes for higher pay 2018-06-27 [Daily Commercial]

Florida teachers union asks candidates to pledge support for higher pay 2018-06-26 [Tampa Bay]

Trump labor board rules against union at Disney 2018-06-23 [Herald Tribune]

The Florida Times-Union newsroom just announced its intention to unionize 2018-06-21 [Orlando Weekly]

FL Workers Unveil Agenda for Governor, Legislature 2018-06-11 [PNS]

Disney embraces $15 minimum wage in negotiations with workers 2018-06-04 [WSLS]

Disney World union loses fight over $1,000 bonuses 2018-06-02 [Orlando Sentinel]

Florida unions welcome change, say Gov. Rick Scott has been a 'bad boss' 2018-05-22 [USA Today]

Is insurrection erupting within the Florida Education Association? 2018-05-20 [FL Politics]

Lyft drivers at Disney World can join union: official 2018-05-15 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Disney union can now represent the park's Lyft drivers 2018-05-15 [Erie News Now]

An allegation of union busting in Hillsborough 2018-05-11 [Tampa Bay Times]

The space industry is getting feisty. Workers are mad, space is an actual landfill and now CANDY is involved? 2018-05-10 [FLToday]

ULA Machinists Union Workers Go On Strike 2018-05-08 [Aviation Week]

Disney offers Orlando union workers $15 per hour proposal that cuts protections 2018-05-05 [Orlando Weekly]

Changing its policy, Indian River County offers light-duty option to pregnant firefighters 2018-05-03 [TCPalm]

Federal Tax Cuts Spur 1.8% Decrease in Florida Workers Comp Rates 2018-05-03 [Insurance Jrnl]

Disney offers to pay union members $15 per hour by 2021 2018-05-03 [Click Orlando]

Firefighter who saved dangling construction workers hailed as hero 2018-04-29 [WSVN]

2 construction workers rescued after dangling on side of Palmetto Bay building 2018-04-25 [WSVN]

It’s a Law: Workers Compensation for First Responders 2018-04-20 [FL Channel]

Workers comp *revamp* could return 2018-04-14 [Herald-Tribune]

Threat of union-busting law rallies St. Johns teachers to membership 2018-04-11 [St Augustine Recordst]

Workers Run for Their Lives as Crane Topples Over in Florida 2018-04-06 [USNews]

Building Bridges:Women Farm Workers Protest Wendy's Sexual Violence in the Fields For more info 2018-04-06 [WBAI Radio]

Florida Education Association is using the measure as a rallying point for recruiting 2018-04-03 [Ocala]

Teachers union growing thanks to new anti-union law 2018-04-01 [Ledger]

Adjuncts to officially unionize after overwhelming vote in favor 2018-03-19 [The Oracle]

Orthodox Jews in Greater New York area Send Undocumented Domestic Workers On Risky Passover Trip to Florida 2018-03-14 [The Forward]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]