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AT&T Florida latest major employer to join Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce

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AT&T Florida is the latest major employer to join the Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) coalition, which seeks to end statewide LGBT discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Supported by more than 400 Florida businesses, the coalition is working to pass the Florida Competitive Workforce Act during the 2016 Legislative Session. The Act would help protect all Floridians, and attract more entrepreneurs, companies, and a diverse workforce to the state. Recent polling found nearly 7 out of…

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Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

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The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be through its new brand, fathom, which focuses on trips where passengers sail to a destination in order to volunteer there. “This is an important first step for our…

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Despite stalling this year, hopes remain for Florida Competitive Workforce Act in 2016

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Despite the Legislature failing this year to advance statewide discrimination protections for employment, housing, and public accommodations, equality for Florida’s workforce is more popular than ever. With the early dismissal of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the Florida Competitive Workforce Act did not advance during the recently ended 2015 Florida legislative session. However, the number of businesses and people backing the measure continue to reach new heights, giving supporters hope for a solid comeback when lawmakers reconvene in January 2016. Florida…

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