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Labor activists speak out against proposed state legislation that could slash servers' pay listen

02/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A proposed state bill would cut tipped workers’ wages by more than half; from $4.65 per hour to $2.13. On Friday afternoon, members of local labor groups protested the legislation at the Outback Steakhouse in Temple Terrace. One of them, Bailey Riley, works as a server at a different chain restaurant in the Tampa Bay area. She said if signed into law, the proposal would pad cor...

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MacDill AFB expo supports service-disabled veteran business-owners. listen

12/07/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today more than 600 veterans and small businesses met at Tampa’s Convention Center, looking for ways to connect veteran business owners who have been disabled in combat with military contracts. MacDill Air Force Base organized the expo.

The Association for Service Disabled Veterans estimates that out of more than 26 million veterans, 2 million are service disabled. Eugene Toni works o...

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Big Citizenship listen

12/21/10 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Alan Khazei is author of Big Citizenship, and co-Founder of City Year in Boston, a service organization for young adults that became the model for AmeriCorps, a national service organization started under President Clinton in 1993.

WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott spoke with Khazei about his passion for national service and the start of City Year.

"During the mid-1980’s there was a burgeoning movement around the country at the grassroots level, with a number of people doing differe...

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