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Central Florida food service workers could strike next month, amid ongoing contract negotiations

As the possibility of a nationwide rail strike looms over the holidays, and ongoing strikes by workers in multiple industries across the country continue, there is another impending strike threat closer to home in Central...

Pinellas County School Board approves new contract raising teacher pay, starting salary to $50k

After months of negotiations, the Pinellas County School Board unanimously approved a new contract agreement on Tuesday that delivers pay raises for over 7,000 teachers and instructional staff in Pinellas County public schools, as well...

Pinellas teachers call for pay that keeps up with rising cost of living, amid teacher shortage

Just one week into the school year, Pinellas County Schools is short nearly 400 teachers and personnel, according to the local school district. While Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is trying to recruit former cops, firefighters,...
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City workers union in Tampa overwhelmingly approves new contract in a historic vote

Blue-collar municipal workers represented by the city of Tampa’s largest labor union have overwhelmingly approved a new contract that delivers the “highest wage increase ever,” according to Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1464 President Steve...

42% of Florida’s employees make less than $15 an hour

42% of Florida’s employees make less than $15 an hour. The minimum wage in Florida is $10 an hour which workers say is not a living wage. 
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Progress Florida Says Florida’s Outlook Is Not As Bright As GOP Leaders in Tallahassee Claim

Radioactivity 1 10 18 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—how well is the state of Florida doing when it comes to protecting the environment? How are average workers doing? Is the state creating...
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Living wage ordinance passes in St. Petersburg

The St. Petersburg City Council recently passed an ordinance that requires many companies doing business with the city to pay their employees a living wage. WMNF News interviewed Charlie Gerdes, one member of the St....

RNC Spokesperson Touts GOP Tax Bill

Radioactivity 11 17 17 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. We’re going to talk about the GOP tax plan today- We’ll talk with a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. Yesterday the...
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Disney workers living near poverty fighting for a pay raise

A 2014 report by the Associated Press found a rash of homelessness among children living in the Central Florida communities around Walt Disney World. There were more than 1,200 homeless families with children just in...

Insults fly in discussion of immigration policy under Trump

The controversial topic of immigration policy under President Trump led to a fiercer-than normal debate at the typically polite Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in St. Petersburg Friday afternoon; it got off to a steamy start even by...

Fixing the Failure Factories: Pinellas school board candidates offer their plan

Pinellas County School Board candidates are sharing their ideas to change the school system. During a forum last Saturday at Childs Park Recreation Center in Saint Petersburg, three candidates acknowledged dire problems. But they differed...
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Tiger Bay Club of Tampa panel looks at gender wage gap

Women earn less money than men; a panel discussion hosted by the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa Friday afternoon looked at why that is and what can be done about it. Amy Hollyfield with the Tampa...

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