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Union-decertification bill clears Florida House on a 75-41 vote

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The House approved legislation Thursday that would require the decertification of any public employee union unless at least 50 percent of the eligible workers in a unit pay dues. HB 11 passed on a vote of 75-41, with many Democrats calling it union busting. “It amazes me that we constantly come up with bills that are disguised, but that actually weaken the unions,” Broward Democrat Richard Stark said. “In this day and age, we forget how important unions were in…

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Patrick Murphy picks up Florida carpenters’ union endorsement

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy picked up more labor support on Monday in his quest to out-maneuver liberal challenger U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the Democratic primary for Florida’s open U.S. Senate seat. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Florida Regional Council  endorsed Murphy’s bid for the seat left vacant by Marco Rubio. It’s betting on the Palm Beach congressman’s moderate approach to the issues and less combative personal style compared to Grayson, a natural ally of labor, according to many observers. The union’s political director, Tim Mitcheltree, said…

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Florida Teamsters endorse Patrick Murphy for Senate

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Today, the Florida Teamsters endorsed Patrick Murphy’s campaign for the U.S. Senate, citing his commitment to fighting for the middle class. Congressman Murphy made the following statement: “I’m humbled and excited by the support of the Florida Teamsters. Florida’s working families need leadership — from the local level to the U.S. Senate to the White House — that will fight every day for them, and no one else. I’m running to grow the middle class, and that starts with the unions who built…

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