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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]

Union workers say no to Disney's wage proposition 2017-12-23 [HRDive]

Union workers reject Disney's wage proposal 2017-12-21 [The Sentinel]

Labor Organizations denounce 'Union busting' bill 2017-12-06 [Public Service News]

State GOP Is Trying to Bust All Labor Unions — Except Cops — Again 2017-12-06 [Miami New Times]

Labor Organizations Denounce 'Union-busting' Bill Demanding Workers Pay for Representation 2017-12-05 [PNS]

Union to vote on latest Disney contract offer 2017-12-01 [WFTV]

Disney, union negotiations continue as contract extension deadline looms 2017-11-30 [WFTV]

Orlando immigrant workers travel to Mar-a-Lago to fight Trump’s withdrawal of protective status 2017-11-29 [Orlando Weekly]

Trump's OSHA Nominee Scott Mugno And The Fight For Health And Safety At FedEx With Former FedEx Trainer Gary Brent For more info 2017-11-27 [WWR]

Immigrant workers protest Trump’s decision to end TPS 2017-11-23 [Palm Beach Post]

Union Fights to Save Legally Protected Immigrants From Deportation 2017-11-21 [Inside]

Medical Payments per Workers Compensation Claim Stabilized After Years of Moderate Growth 2017-11-17 [WCRI]

Disney workers rally again for pay increase ahead of union negotiations with company 2017-11-14 [ABC]

Contractor arrested for $1M workers comp fraud 2017-11-08 [Construction Dive]

Businesses to get workers comp rate cut 2017-11-02 [Miami Herald]

Teamsters Hold Public Picket Against CSX Future Health Benefits 2017-11-01 [Transport Topics]

Disney Union Workers Continue Fight For $15 An Hour 2017-10-28 [Real News]

Post-hurricane cleanup could kill more workers than storms themselves 2017-10-24 [Guardian]

 VIDEO Deputies break up rally of hundreds of Disney workers demanding pay increase 2017-10-22 [CBS]

This month in labour history

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]