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

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]

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]

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]

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]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]