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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]

Deputies break up rally of Disney union workers demanding living wages 2017-10-21 [Orlando Weekly]

 VIDEO Deputies break up rally of hundreds of Disney workers demanding pay increase 2017-10-21 [WFTV]

Minimum wage rising 15 cents amid calls for $15 hourly 2017-10-17 [Orlando Sentinel]

Impasse declared: Tallahassee Com Col, faculty union remain far apart on key issues 2017-10-16 [Tallahassee Dem]

Dispute brews over Univ FL pay for part-time, temp workers 2017-10-08 [Gainesville Sun]

Three Workers Fall Nearly 1,000 Feet to their Deaths from a South Florida Television Tower 2017-10-04 [EHS Today]

FLOC leader speaks of equity and brotherly love 2017-10-02 [Lenconnect]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]