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Teachers Union Take Another Hit

The 2018 Florida Legislative session has come to a close. Again labor was under attack. Unfortunately some of our allies jumped ship on some important legislation that attacks unions and working families in the State of Florida.

The Bad and Ugly:

HB 7055 by Bileca, Teacher’s Union Decert: The 200-page education omnibus bill doesn’t have much of the good but does contain lots of the bad and the ugly. This massive package is another sweeping overhaul of our education system with the clear goal of expanding Florida’s school privatization experiments. It reduces state oversight and accountability for charter and private schools, suggests new funding schemes for charter and private schools, changes education governance and much more.  The bill also includes the same union decertification language as HB 25

Unions Take The Hill

Last month delegates attending the Florida State Council of Machinists (FSCM) ascended on the Florida State Capital in Tallahassee.

They were joined by other unions from across the state forming the Working Families Lobby Core.

Several anti labor bills were making their way through committees and onto the House floor during the week long visit. On of the major bills was House Bill 25 (HB25). This bill would allow the state to decertify public sector unions if their union member density dropped below 50%. This would require the union to do a recertification election, basically start over as an organizing drive.

John Gall and Brent Bonar representing Local Lodge 971 made up the IAM delegates of 35 Machinists Union members from across the state.

Check Out The Video At The Florida AFL-CIO


John Gall & Brent Bonar meet with Senator Campbell.

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