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Tampa flight attendants join countrywide protest for better wages

On Tuesday, flight attendants protested at airports across the country for better pay. WMNF's Chris Young reports from Tampa.
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Orlando Sentinel reporters plan a walk-out

Orlando Sentinel reporters are staging a walk-out this morning. The reporters are attempting to unionize the Sentinel newsroom.
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The full Florida House will consider a bill to loosen restrictions on how many hours some teens can work

The Florida House will take up a controversial proposal to loosen restrictions on how many hours that 16- and 17-year-olds can work.
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Riverview call center workers stage picket, demanding $25/hour, better healthcare, and more

Listen: On Thursday, call center workers at Maximus, the federal government’s largest call center contractor, picketed to demand higher wages. Call center workers want the...
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Critics say Florida House bill unfairly targets teachers unions

Listen: A bill adding more regulations to unions passed through a state House committee. The bill would make it more difficult for all workers, especially teachers, to join unions. The bill requires union members to...

Tampa flight attendants join countrywide protest for better wages

On Tuesday, flight attendants protested at airports across the country for better pay. WMNF's Chris Young reports from Tampa.

Desegregation launched a Political Revolution: Black History Month commemoration

Host Patró Mabíli sheds light on Community Speaks. The 1948 order desegregating the U.S. armed forces started a momentum of desegregation culminating in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also, hope for compensation justice for...

MidPoint: The Florida Budget & Legislative Priorities

Analysts from the Florida Policy Institute join us to talk about the 2024 State budget and the latest pending legislation on child labor, education, criminal justice, and immigration policies. Find out what the legislature...
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The Florida House has approved easing work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds

A controversial measure that would loosen work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds was approved Thursday by the Florida House.
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Orlando Sentinel reporters plan a walk-out

Orlando Sentinel reporters are staging a walk-out this morning. The reporters are attempting to unionize the Sentinel newsroom.

Senate bill loosening teen work restriction advances

Listen: A bill advanced in a Senate committee Tuesday loosening restrictions on labor laws for 16 and 17-year-olds in Florida. WMNF’s Chris Young reports this bill is a less extreme version of a House bill...

Black Chamber and a Rap Pioneer

The Tampa Bay community welcomes a new Black Chamber and a seasoned Hip Hop Pioneer. Nicole Payne is President of the Hillsborough County Black Chamber of Commerce and talks about Giving Tuesday on January 30...
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The full Florida House will consider a bill to loosen restrictions on how many hours some teens can work

The Florida House will take up a controversial proposal to loosen restrictions on how many hours that 16- and 17-year-olds can work.
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Bill that loosens rules on hours that Florida teens can work advances in the House

The House Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee voted 12-5 along party lines to back the proposal (HB 49).
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Feds and City of Tampa settle a lawsuit alleging a city parental leave policy discriminated against male employees

The Justice Department alleged that the City of Tampa violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Putting The World In Perspective

The Forum/The Fourth Estate takes a look at the headlines and other under-reported stories in perspective. The politics of race and the Republican-MAGA impact discussed in historical context. An inmate class-action lawsuit against the Alabama...

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