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Businesses like House workers comp bill; workers, lawyers don’t 2017-04-20 [Palm Beach Post]

How to spot human trafficking victims? County workers will learn 2017-04-19 [Palm Beach Post]

New College students launch 5-day fast, win support of college President Donal O’Shea and scores of Florida students pledging to Boycott Wendy’s 2017-04-13 [CIW]

Republicans Push Charter School Expansion 2017-04-13 [WFSU]

New College students fasting in support of American Farm-workers 2017-04-12 [SNN TV]

UF graduate assistants protest rising health care costs 2017-04-09 [Ledger]

North Miami Beach Water Privatization Plan Could Affect 80 City Workers, Union Says 2017-04-01 [Miami New Times]

Three Indicted For Scheme To Facilitate Evasion Of Workers’ Compensation Laws And Employment Of Undocumented Aliens In Construction Industry 2017-04-01 [DOJ/FL]

Republicans accused of advancing union-busting proposal with little chance at becoming law 2017-03-23 [Tampa Bay Times]

Lawmakers approve bill demanding workers pay for representation 2017-03-23 [Tallahassee Democrat]

Disney Forced To Pay $3.8 Million In Back Wages To 16,000 Employees 2017-03-20 [WIN]

Miami Could Owe Millions After Losing High Court Case Over Cuts to Police Pay and Pensions 2017-03-04 [Gov Tech]

A teacher labor win, a state park loss 2017-03-04 [Bedenton Herald]

Workers say Boca contractor fired them after immigration protest 2017-02-20 [My Palm Beach Post]

Hillsborough advances proposal to offer government employees more paid parental leave 2017-02-16 [Tampa Bay Times]

Can Florida cities insist on higher wages for workers? 2017-02-05 [My Palm Beach Post]

Okaloosa to consider tax on workers to fund basic services 2017-01-29 [NWF Daily News]

3 workers dead after collapsing underground at Florida Keys road project 2017-01-17 [CBS]

Unsafe transport leads to death for migrant workers 2016-12-26 [Gainesville]

4 Home Depot workers in Palm Coast fired after helping nab suspected shoplifter 2016-12-18 [Daytona Beach News-Journal]

Disney IT workers allege discrimination in lawsuit over replacements from India 2016-12-15 [Chicago Tribune]

Senators Start Weighing Workers Comp Issues 2016-12-14 [Sunshine State News]

Trump will hire foreign workers to staff Mar-a-Lago this winter 2016-12-07 [The Hill]

Labor group alleges Electric Company of South Florida, Inc. did not make monthly benefit contributions 2016-12-05 [FL Record]

Two transportation workers injured moving massive transformer for Lakeland Electric 2016-12-04 [Ledger]

Firefighters: Disney-backed government limits union leverage 2016-12-03 [The Sentinel]

Judge halts workers' comp rate hike over Sunshine issues 2016-11-28 [4JAX]

Mississippians bring the Wendy’s Boycott to the Deep South 2016-11-23 [CIW]

National religious leaders visit CIW, fields, learn first-hand about the Fair Food Program 2016-11-21 [CIW]

Why are the Koch brothers interested in Jacksonville? Pensions 2016-11-20 [Florida Times-Union]

Nine unions will have a say about Curry’s push to end pensions for new hires 2016-11-04 [Jacksonville]

Mediation slated on labor complaint against Gulf District Schools 2016-11-03 [Star]

At state university, lowest-paid graduate assistants will now see a $2,000 raise in January 2016-10-27 [Alligator]

Rubio’s Social Security Reforms Could Leave Latino Retirees In Poverty 2016-10-20 [West Orlando News]

Teamster Bus Drivers Ratify First Contract With Durham In Santa Rosa 2016-10-16 [Teamsters]

Electrical Workers Union latest group saying ‘yes’ to solar Amendment 1 2016-10-14 [Politics]

AFL-CIO tags Donald Trump for not hiring Floridians in new mailer 2016-10-14 [Orlando Political Observer]

GOP strategist: Trump's a fascist. I'm voting Clinton 2016-10-13 [Workers Independent News]

Allegiant Air flight attendants soundly reject new contract 2016-10-11 [Tampa Bay Times]

CPS Energy workers head to Florida: Workers to help with power outages caused by Hurricane Matthew 2016-10-08 [KSAT]

Rich Trumka and other activists call on Marco Rubio to sign Social Security pledge in Tampa 2016-10-04 [FL Politics]

Workers, Seniors Call On Sen. Rubio to Protect Social Security 2016-10-04 [PNS]

Palm Beach fire union declares impasse in labor talks with town 2016-10-04 [Palm Beach Daily News]

State College of Florida faculty join union 2016-09-20 [Herald-Tribune]

Staffing firm ordered to pay back wages to hotel workers 2016-09-12 [Albany Times Union]

Report: Nearly two-thirds of FL workers earn less than state average 2016-09-02 [Sun-Sentinel]

Building Bridges: Tim Canova vs Debbie Wasserman Schultz For Congress For more info 2016-08-20 [WBAI Radio]

Workers comp rates to increase, but by how much? 2016-08-17 [WCTV]

Unions supportive of sales tax, but wary of eliminating pensions for future hires 2016-08-09 [Jacksonville]

Pam Bondi, the state’s Trump-loving attorney general, has not held an employer responsible for violating the minimum wage since 2011 2016-07-13 [The Nation]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]