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Casino Union Members Authorize Strike at Eldorado Resorts Property in Florida 2019-07-09 [Casino]

*I Cannot Buy Food*: Flight Catering Workers Picket For Higher Wages At Miami International Airport 2019-07-04 [WJCT]

Ramp and cargo workers at Miami airport on strike to protest unsafe working conditions 2019-06-28 [Miami Herald]

Ramp and cargo workers at Miami airport on strike to protest unsafe working conditions 2019-06-28 [Miami Herald]

Mouse that roared: Disney characters win local union shakeup 2019-06-25 [AP]

Stressed-out Facebook monitors forced to toil in filth: report 2019-06-24 [NYPost]

Adjuncts question Santa Fe College stance on union 2019-06-19 [Gainesville Sun]

Miami airport catering workers vote to seek a strike. Here are their demands 2019-06-18 [Miami Herald]

How One Union is Working for Paid Parental Leave 2019-06-01 [NEA]

Visit Florida lays off 44 workers in wake of budget cuts 2019-05-24 [Orlando Sentinel]

McDonald’s workers in Tampa join nationwide strike for union rights 2019-05-24 [WMNF]

Health insurance changes loom for state workers 2019-05-05 [Florida Politics]

NASA Workers Warned About Sharing Images After SpaceX Explosion Video Leak: Report 2019-05-02 [Space]

Mar-a-Lago Rejected Americans for Foreign Workers 2019-04-27 [Politcal Wire]

MIA*s Forgotten Workers: Low Wages, Poor Treatment For Many At Miami International Airport 2019-04-21 [CBS]

Florida House Passed Bill Helping Domestic Violence Victims With Unemployment Benefits 2019-04-18 [FL Daily]

At Trump’s Florida Resort Empire, a Quiet Effort to Eliminate an Undocumented Work Force 2019-04-10 [NYTimes]

Republicans and corporate interests pushing anti-union measure 2019-03-07 [FL Phoenix]

Florida sheriff: Spa workers are sex-trafficking victims 2019-02-24 [Boston Herald]

Meet Harv: Agricultural workers may soon be replaced by harvesting robots 2019-02-18 [Washington Post]

New GOP Gov DeSantis Wants Another Voucher Program to Steal Money from Public Schools 2019-02-17 [Diane Ravitch]

Union official complains about member intimidation, disrespect during St. Pete Beach negotiations 2019-01-31 [Tampa Bay Weekly]

Help continues to pour in at the Orlando International Airport for federal workers without pay 2019-01-18 [FOX]

Shutdown hits some US airports: Miami closes a concourse, Tampa sets up food pantry 2019-01-13 [The Straits Times]

Government shutdown, week 4: Miami airport closes terminal in wake of TSA employee absences 2019-01-13 [The Examiner]

Miami airport closes terminal as TSA workers refuse to work without pay 2019-01-13 [AJC]

Miami airport closes a terminal early after more unpaid TSA officers call out sick during government shutdown 2019-01-13 [CNBC]

Federal prison workers plan to march to State Capitol 2019-01-10 [WTXL]

Florida McDonald's Workers Stage Walkout Over Workplace Violence After Viral Customer Attack Video 2019-01-09 [Newsweek]

Florida Education Association Responds to Governor DeSantis on Quality Education 2019-01-08 [Diane Ravitch]

McDonald's attack highlights need for protection for fast-food workers | Commentary 2019-01-08 [Orlando Sentinel]

Florida fast-food workers plan to strike Tuesday over McDonald's straw fight fiasco 2019-01-08 [Fox News]

In aftermath of viral McDonald's fight, workers plan strike to demand training, protection from violence 2019-01-08 [Tampa Bay Times]

McDonald’s Workers to Protest Attack on Employee 2019-01-08 [Bloomberg]

Alachua County is first in FL to end prison slave labor 2018-12-28 [SFBayView]

Brevard teachers union halts raise negotiations, calling district's offers laughable 2018-12-20 [FL Today]

Adjuncts at Santa Fe College file for union 2018-12-16 [Gainsville Sun]

Unions make new connections with Lee County public-sector workers 2018-12-08 [News-Press]

Trump Bedminster club hired undocumented immigrants, two workers claim 2018-12-07 [CNN]

‘They will not break us.’ Pinellas teachers turn down a raise to press for better working conditions 2018-12-02 [Tampa Bay Times]

Brooksville Cemex workers unionize with safety as top priority 2018-11-16 [Tampa Bay]

Florida Approves 13.8% Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease 2018-11-14 [Insurance Jrnl]

State approves 13.8 percent cut for workers' comp insurance rate 2018-11-06 [Orlando Sentinel]

Teamsters Joint Council 75 And Allies Continue Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts 2018-10-28 [Biz Insider]

Miami Air International flight attendants vote for ratification of new contract 2018-10-15 [CAPA]

Tomato Harvest Slavery 2018-10-15 [The Epoch Times]

Postal unions protest in Viera against Trump proposal to privatize mail service 2018-10-10 [FL Today]

Jacksonville U.S. Postal Service workers rally against Trump's proposal to privatize 2018-10-10 [CBS]

Rallying postal workers in Cape Coral have message for congress: U.S. Mail is not for sale 2018-10-10 [News-Press]

Orlando airport workers to rally for pay increase 2018-09-19 [Spectrum News 13]

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]