Labor News

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Floridians put Walmart on trial

The people's verdict following the 15-minute mock trial: Guilty on all counts, including worker abuse, misuse of taxpayer funds and destroying the American economy.

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NLRB judge: Firm’s ‘arbitration agreement’ with workers can’t ban appeals to board

The ban violates the worker's labor law rights, ALJ Melissa Olivero ruled on August 14 in a case involving Fort Lauderdale-based Everglades University.

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In shadow of Disney World, May Day rally demands immigrant rights

In the home of Disney World, hundreds of immigrants rally on May Day to demand the "right to work, right to live and right to stay together."

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At DoubleTree, workers fight for "better Florida"

Over 500 Unite Here members, brothers and sisters from other unions, and community allies rallied June 13 outside Orlando's only union hotel.

Potato grower accused of labor trafficking

The suit was filed on behalf of two farm workers. They say they were victims of trafficking and other federal and state labor law violations.

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Florida's tipped workers could see their wages cut in half

The CEOs of restaurants like Chilis and Outback Stakehouse think that $4.65 an hour is too much for their tipped employees.

Teamsters add 20,000 corrections officers in Florida

Winning more than half of the ballots cast, the Teamsters were elected as bargaining representative for almost 20,000 correctional officers statewide in Florida.

Labor wins a few in Florida

"Working families, the unemployed and the impoverished faced numerous assaults in the continuing drive to make the rich richer," said the state AFL-CIO.

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Florida labor fights “paycheck protection”

Florida's labor movement is fighting against a bill, supported by the state's Chamber of Commerce and legislature, that would strip public sector unions of their right to engage in political activity.

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Florida gov. vetoes anti-teacher bill

After massive protests by teachers, parents and other public school advocates, Florida's Republican Gov. Charlie Crist defied members of his own party by vetoing  legislation that would have eliminated tenure for teachers and gutted community-based input into public education.

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