The Scoop: Thu., February 22, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Gun bills ready for a vote Florida House Judiciary Committee, controlled by Republicans, voted to approve a bill yesterday that would lower the minimum age from 21 to 18 for the purchase of rifles and...
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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.

Florida Education Association speaks out about state education issues and a bill that would reduce child labor protections

The Florida Legislature is in session and Tuesday Cafe looks at the wide-ranging topic of education in Florida.
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A union drops it’s challenge to a state law restricting public employee unions

A union representing Duval County government workers has dropped a challenge to the constitutionality of a new law.
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Police union appeals a judge’s ruling on Florida’s law restricting public employee unions

The Florida Police Benevolent Association is appealing after a judge upheld how the state is carrying out a new law restricting unions representing government employees.
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Judge rules against police and fire unions challenging Florida’s new anti-union law

An administrative law judge rejected a challenge by police and firefighter unions to Florida's new law restricting unions.
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Judge dismisses a constitutional challenge to Florida’s anti-union law

The Florida law places additional restrictions on public employee unions; plaintiffs might file a revised lawsuit.
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Judge refuses to block the dues deduction ban, dealing a blow to Florida teachers’ unions

A federal judge has refused to block part of a new Florida law that prevents union dues from being deducted from workers’ paychecks.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Educational support raises School nurses, classroom aides, and other educational support professionals in Hillsborough County will likely receive raises. This comes after Wednesday night’s negotiation session between the school district and the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers...
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College faculty are leery of coming to Florida because of changes to higher education in the state, according to a survey

A new survey of higher education faculty members in four states including Florida found concerns about the climate of higher ed in Florida.
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Florida asks a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a new law restricting public employee unions

Florida has asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit by a government workers' union challenging a new law restricting public employee unions.
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Firefighters join PBA in its fight against a new law restricting Florida unions

A statewide firefighters union has joined a Police union to challenge a new Florida law placing restrictions on public-employee unions.

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