The Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism committee has passed an unemployment compensation bill that would amend Florida law to allow victims of domestic violence to qualify for unemployment compensation.
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About 200 people, representing a diverse array of organizations and unions, marched in Miami on Tuesday to demand accountability from Bank of America and to support the Occupy Miami movement. The protest came on the same day Bank of America announced it is dropping a controversial proposal to charge $5 for using debit card use.
A Florida House panel passed a bill on Thursday that would reduce unemployment benefits and make them more difficult to access.
The Florida House Economic and Tourism subcommittee will today discuss a proposed unemployment bill that would, among other changes, reduce the amount of weeks an unemployed worker can receive benefits. But labor activists say the legislature is missing a golden opportunity to modernize its unemployment system to receive a bundle of federal money.
The Miami-based Florida New Majority is a 501(c)(4) founded in 2009, located in Liberty City, that has worked to get out Haitian, African-American and Latino voters for the November election.
“In 2008, people had hope for a progressive…