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AFSCME Florida endorses Patrick Murphy in Florida senate contest

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The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is endorsing Jupiter Congressman Patrick Murphy in the race for U.S. Senate in Florida in 2016. “We believe that Congressman Murphy is the best suited for our agenda in Washington D.C. and will help move working families forward,” said Andy Madtes, AFSCME’s executive director, on a conference call set up by the Murphy campaign on Thursday afternoon. When asked if it was a close call for his union’s 15,000-plus dues paying members…

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AFSCME backs Dan Gelber for attorney general

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Dan Gelber scored yet another big endorsement for his campaign for the Democratic attorney general nomination. Facing a close contest with Dave Aronberg, Gelber announced he was being backed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Florida Council 79, which represents more than 100,000 members. Continue reading here.

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State workers spared pay cut

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From Sunshine News: Although for a fifth straight year lawmakers have declined to provide state worker pay-raises, union officials Monday said they were satisfied with lawmakers’ decision to back away from a proposed pay cut. The House accepted a Senate proposal that will require some 27,000 mid-level managers, lawmakers and other workers pay a modest amount for health coverage for the first time. Public employees across the state who are part of the state’s pension plan would also have to…

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