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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]

Publix reverses, will cover HIV prevention drug for workers 2018-02-07 [FOX]

Bill Seeks to Stop Arrests of Injured Immigrant Workers 2018-02-07 [ProPublica]

Florida Rep. Scott Plakon's bill proposing union restrictions lacks broad support 2018-02-02 [The Weekly]

The Fair Food Program goes to Washington 2018-02-01 [CIW]

If you go union-busting, at least be honest enough to admit it 2018-01-27 [The Times]

Florida House will vote on bill opposed by unions 2018-01-25 [WMNF]

Disneyland workers offer mixed reactions to $1,000 bonus 2018-01-25 [OCR]

Plakon tries to bust up unions … but only some unions 2018-01-18 [The Sentinel]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]