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Today's news - Florida

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]

Prisoners Prepare to Strike, Demanding an End to Unpaid Labor and Brutal Conditions 2018-01-16 [The Intercept]

Unionized workers across Disney World Orlando properties are fighting for a living wage and a permanent place in the community 2018-01-10 [The Nation]

Union: Brevard teachers should not do extra work outside their classroom during fight for pay raise 2018-01-06 [NBC]

No raise: Lee County Port Authority officers claim discrimination 2018-01-06 [NBC]

Unhappy with raise offer, some Brevard teachers refuse to work beyond school hours 2018-01-05 [FLToday]

Walt Disney World labor unions reject offer 2018-01-05 [WMNF]

GOP-led House bill could potentially dissolve St. Johns’ teachers union 2018-01-03 [St Augustine Record]

Unions Ready to Defend Workers, Families in Legislature 2018-01-03 [PNS]

This Florida Stealth Offensive Against Unions Could Preview GOP Onslaught in 2018 2017-12-31 [Truth Out]

Don't forget farmworkers in disaster-relief plans 2017-12-28 [The Sentinel]

Union workers reject Disney's latest offer on wage increase 2017-12-28 [Orlando Weekly]

Building Bridges: 'Harvest Without Violence', Women Farmworkers Protest For more info 2017-12-28 [WBAI Radio]

Should Volusia employees be given 2 hours to vote? 2017-12-26 [Daytona Beach News-Jrnl]

This Florida stealth offensive against unions could preview GOP onslaught in 2018 2017-12-25 [Salon]

This stealth offensive against teachers unions could preview GOP onslaught in 2018 2017-12-24 [Alternet]

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]