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Today's news - Florida

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]

Middle District of Florida enters default judgment in employee-misclassification lawsuit 2018-03-13 [FLRecord]

Workers Comp Benefits For Florida First Responders To Include PTSD, Governor Says 2018-03-10 [NPR]

KSC firefighters threaten pickets, strike over proposed benefit cuts 2018-03-10 [Today]

State Senate votes deal blow to teachers unions 2018-03-04 [News4JAX]

State Senate Approves Bill to Punish Teachers Union 2018-03-04 [Diane Ravitch]

Workers allege Disney withheld $1,000 bonuses until employees agree to lower wages 2018-02-23 [Think Progress]

Union Workers Want Disney to Pay Bonuses 2018-02-23 [WLTZ]

Disney workers accuse company of withholding their Trump tax cut bonuses 2018-02-23 [Chicago Tribune]

Disney workers accuse company of withholding their Trump tax cut bonuses 2018-02-21 [Wash Post]

Orlando unions file federal complaint against Disney for withholding bonuses 2018-02-20 [Orlando Weekly]

Disney unions file complaint to fight for $1,000 bonus 2018-02-20 [Orlando Sentinel]

Contribute to Relief for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Community 2018-02-19 [AFT]

State House takes on teacher unions ... again 2018-02-19 [St Augustine Record]

Grief and disbelief after school shooting 2018-02-17 [Education International]

Grief and disbelief after school shooting 2018-02-15 [Education International]

Labor coalition wants better conditions for Univ Florida temps 2018-02-12 [Gainesville Sun]

Bill Would Stop Insurance Companies from Deporting Immigrants to Dodge Worker’s Compensation Claims 2018-02-08 [Legal Reader]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]