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CenturyLink CWA Workers Authorize Strike In Contract Dispute 2017-05-27 [Channel Partners]

CenturyLink Florida CWA workers reject proposal, authorize strike 2017-05-26 [Fierce Telecom]

Union Says More Work Ahead After Helping to Save 50,000 Haitians 2017-05-23 [Inside Sources]

United Methodist Church Bishop Kenneth Carter, cabinet members visit Immokalee, meet with CIW, Fair Food Program grower 2017-05-10 [CIW]

State workers win on raise, lose on pension 2017-05-10 [Tallahassee Democrat]

Pay raises for state workers and penison 'reforms' 2017-05-02 [Palm Beach Post]

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]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]