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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, July 7th, 2023

  Calls for stronger supply chains before shortages reach medicine cabinets Prescription drug shortages reached a five-year peak at the end of last year. A Tampa congress member joined medical professionals at a local hospital...
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DeSantis signs law placing restrictions on Florida unions (SB 256); teachers union says it will sue

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that places additional restrictions on public-employee unions, including preventing dues from being deducted from paychecks.
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Florida voters support raising teacher pay, teachers union poll shows

Florida voters overwhelmingly support increasing pay for Florida’s public school teachers. That’s according to new polling data collected by Clearview Research and commissioned by the Florida Education Association – the state’s largest teacher union. Today,...
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Florida Education Association warns that state has nearly 5,000 teaching vacancies

The Florida Education Association teachers' union is warning that there are nearly 5,000 teaching vacancies in the state.

With Thanksgiving approaching, Florida Education Association wants Board of Governors to take stricter measures against COVID-19

As Florida Coronavirus cases continue to rise by the thousands every day and test positivity rates nearly double the daily recommendation for phase 3 openings, the Florida Education Association is asking the Board of Governors...
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Florida teachers union opposes education bill; decertification is back in bill

A massive education bill is moving through the Florida Legislature and the Senate has added back in a provision that would decertify teachers unions if the number of dues-paying members falls below fifty percent. That’s...

MidPoint for Thursday, Sept. 21 – Kathy Castor on GOP Senate bill, National Weather Service issues and FEA lawsuit

On today’s program, we spoke with Joanne McCall, president of the Florida Education Association, about a recent lawsuit the union filed against the state dept. of Education and its 67 school boards. The FEA is challenging...

Head of Florida’s largest teachers’ union discusses school vouchers, standardized testing

BY Rob Lorei Our guest on Radioactivity Thursday was Joanne McCall, President of The Florida Education Association (FEA), a statewide federation of teacher and education workers’ labor unions in the state of Florida. Its 137,000 members make...

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