Florida AFL-CIO

Controversial local ordinance bill moves forward in Florida House

The Florida legislature is considering a bill that would help people legally challenge city and county ordinances.

Dozens protest against a controversial proposal that aims to restrict demonstrations in Florida’s Capitol

Dozens gathered to challenge a proposed rule to restrict the way protests can be conducted in Florida’s Capitol Complex.

Florida’s largest teachers union throws their support behind Charlie Crist for Governor

Florida’s largest teachers union, the Florida Education Association, has thrown their support behind U.S. House Representative Charlie Crist, who’s running to become the Democratic nominee for Florida Governor. With several endorsements from labor already under...
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“All workers deserve dignity”: Florida labor recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day

Florida labor unions and workers share reflections on Workers' Memorial Day, which falls on April 28th each year.
Florida House of Representatives

Anti-union bill dies in the Florida Senate

Florida's House Bill 1197, decried by critics as anti-union, died in the Florida Senate this week, with the end of the legislative session.

Tampa Bay labor leaders slam legislation that could weaken Florida’s public sector unions

Local labor leaders in Tampa Bay spoke out Monday against legislation that would weaken most of Florida's public-sector unions.
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Ending federal benefits was supposed to lower Florida’s unemployment but that didn’t happen, data shows

Governor Ron DeSantis ended Federal pandemic unemployment assistance early in June in order to get Florida back to work. But newly released data from the Department of Economic Opportunity shows unemployment has actually increased since...

No labor shortage for Florida woman who pays employees $15 an hour

One Florida business owner is saying labor shortage? What labor shortage? Valhalla Resale in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood said its number of applicants doubled while the federal unemployment assistance blamed for creating a hiring crisis...
labor unions

Florida House will vote on bill opposed by unions

**Update, Thursday 25 January 2018: The Florida House passed HB 25, 65-41. The Florida House will vote as soon as Thursday on a bill that Republican leaders in the Legislature say would prevent a small number...
Health Care, not tax cuts. Medicaid, not millionaires. Trumpcare. AHCA. Senate healthcare bill

Tampa groups urge a “no” vote on Trumpcare

Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate have delayed a vote on their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a “Trumpcare” bill that cuts Medicaid and reduces taxes; in a press conference...
Plan for I-275 through Tampa

Urban Planner Joshua Frank on Radioactivity Wednesday

The Solution to Tampa’s Traffic Problem? Tear Down I-275? With its mostly elevated lanes, the interstate chops up communities and cuts through North Tampa, Sulphur Springs, Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, West Tampa and the Westshore...
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Workers organize May Day rallies in Tampa Bay

Monday is May Day or International Workers Day; on MidPoint we speak with people helping to organize May Day rallies in the Tampa Bay area. The Tampa May Day march and rally is sponsored by 15 groups...

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