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Today's news - Florida

Florida Teachers Union Sues State Over Discriminatory Bonus System 2017-09-18 [Workers Independent News]

The Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Immokalee and Southwest Florida Farmworker Communities 2017-09-17 [CIW]

Teachers union sues state, alleges *Best and Brightest* bonus system discriminatory 2017-09-16 [News-Press]

AFL-CIO Passing The Digital Hat For Irma Victims 2017-09-16 [WFSU]

IRMA: Disney to pay union workers for time missed 2017-09-16 [MyNews13]

Disney labor unions ask theme park to pay lost wages after Hurricane Irma 2017-09-15 [Orlando Weekly]

Hurricane Irma hits service workers with more expense, no pay 2017-09-15 [USA Today]

Education Assn sues Florida, alleges *Best and Brightest* bonus system discriminatory 2017-09-15 [Tallhassee Democrat]

Pizza Hut bashed after store threatened workers fleeing Irma 2017-09-13 [CBS]

Florida Pizza Hut Threatens to Punish Workers Fleeing Irma 2017-09-11 [TeleSUR]

 VIDEO Fight to Protect Undocumented Injured Workers 2017-09-06 [PNS]

 VIDEO Minimum wage workers in Orlando stage a two-hour strike on Labor Day 2017-09-05 [Orlando Sentinel]

Celebrate workers of all races, colors and creeds this Labor Day: Guestview 2017-09-04 [Pensacola News Journal]

Miami fast-food workers join nationwide Labor Day strike 2017-09-01 [The Times]

 VIDEO Disney proposes up to 2.5% salary increases; union negotiations under way 2017-08-30 [Orlando Sentinel]

Union in strife as Disney and Teamsters prepare for talks 2017-08-28 [AP]

American Airlines is eliminating U.S. jobs, say hundreds of protesters at MIA 2017-08-27 [Miami Herald ]

Teamsters in strife as union gears up for Disney negotiations 2017-08-26 [CNBC]

Central FL adjuncts support fast-food workers in Labor Day strike 2017-08-26 [Orlando Sentinel]

American Airlines is eliminating U.S. jobs, say hundreds of protesters at MIA 2017-08-25 [Miami Herald]

Lawmakers To Review Law Targeting Injured Undocumented Workers 2017-08-25 [NPR]

Council gives in to pension dispute with St. Pete firefighters 2017-08-18 [Tampa Bay Times]

Allegiant Air attendants in Punta Gorda highlight union fight 2017-08-17 [USA Today]

Trump resort Mar-a-Lago continues quest for foreign workers with small ads for Americans 2017-08-08 [NYDaily News]

Disney workers unions seek wage hike as path out of poverty 2017-07-28 [Orlando Weekly]

Disney labor unions set to discuss wages 2017-07-21 [WESH 2]

During ‘Made in America Week,’ President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club applies to hire 70 foreign workers 2017-07-20 [Washington Post]

Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, Florida golf course apply for 76 foreign worker visas during his 'Made in America Week' 2017-07-22 [New York Daily News]

Disney workers' union says $10 minimum wage doesn't make the magic happen 2017-07-25 [Fox 13]

 VIDEO Disney World union seeks to reopen wage negotiations 2017-07-25 [Orlando Sentinel]

Disney's 38,000 Florida Union Workers Seek Talks on Wage Hike 2017-07-24 [Bloomberg]

Trump Resort Asks For Foreign Worker Visas During “Made In America” Week 2017-07-24 [Workers Independent News]

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club Requests to Hire 70 Foreign Workers During Administration's 'Made in America' Week 2017-07-22 [People]

 VIDEO Man Accused Of Shooting AT&T Trucks When Workers Refuse To Move 2017-07-21 [Huffington Post]

In the midst of *Made in America* week, Trump private clubs seek visas for foreign workers 2017-07-21 [WBGO]

Feds Probe Developer for Reportedly Hiring Subcontractors That Misclassified Workers 2017-07-07 [Work Comp Central]

Did Miami’s biggest developer avoid labor taxes? The feds are investigating 2017-07-07 [Miami Herald]

 VIDEO Miami airport workers strike 2017-07-05 [TYT]

Dozens of Miami International Airport Workers Strike Just Before July 4th Weekend 2017-07-01 [The New Times]

Miami Beach police union delivers no-confidence vote to mayor 2017-06-26 [Miami Herald]

Metrorail woes run deeper than filth. Union says it’s a threat to public safety 2017-06-23 [Miami Herald]

Gov Rick Scott approves pay raises for state workers 2017-06-15 [Palm Beach Post]

How America's ground-zero for modern slavery was cleaned up by workers group 2017-06-13 [CNN]

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]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]