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TV stations around the state highlight loss of funding for local rape crisis centers

By | 04.27.12 | 11:29 am

This week, in one of my last stories here at The Florida Independent, I wrote about Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to veto $1.5 million from the state’s $70 billion budget during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The money would have gone to rape crisis centers around the state.

Lawmaker says Scott’s rape crisis center funding veto highlights his ‘lack of understanding’

By | 04.24.12 | 3:32 pm

State Rep. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, released a statement today expressing “deep disappointment in Governor Scott’s decision to veto $1.5 million in funding for the 30 certified rape crisis centers serviced by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.”

Worker advocates want Senate to kill bill that prohibits local wage theft crackdowns

By | 02.17.12 | 9:51 am

South Florida labor and worker’s rights organizations are mobilizing their members and calling on state senators to stop a GOP bill that would prohibit Florida cities and counties from passing ordinances that crack down on wage theft, the practice of stiffing workers out of money they are owed.

New report documents the scourge of wage theft in Florida

By | 01.26.12 | 9:56 am

A study released Thursday shows that wage theft — employers stiffing workers out of money they are owed — remains a widespread problem that affects millions of Floridians, while this week the GOP-sponsored bill that would ban local anti-wage theft ordinances moved forward in a state Senate committee.

Activists call on Macy’s, Beall’s to stop fighting ordinance cracking down on wage theft

By | 11.21.11 | 12:15 pm

People Engaged in Active Community Efforts — aka PEACE, an organization of 27 religious congregations from Palm Beach County — delivered holiday cards to Florida Retail Federartion members Saturday as part of their campaign to push for a countywide ordinance to crack down on wage theft.

Faith and labor groups rally against wage theft

By | 11.18.11 | 12:15 pm

Even though nobody would disagree that employees should be paid for their work, how to deal with wage theft has become a highly contentious issue.

New study argues that Miami-Dade’s anti-wage theft ordinance is working

By | 11.11.11 | 11:39 am

People Engaged in Active Community Efforts released a study Thursday that finds that Miami-Dade County’s anti-wage theft ordinance is “much more effective” at dealing with wage theft claims than the process in Palm Beach County, where no such ordinance exists. The Miami-Dade measure is under attack in the courts, and in the state Legislature.

Goodson joins Simmons in fight to block local anti-wage theft ordinances

By | 11.09.11 | 8:01 am

State Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, yesterday filed his first bill for the upcoming 2012 legislative session: House Bill 609, which preempts all local laws, ordinances or rules that address wage theft in the state.

Palm Beach religious coalition calls on lawmakers to support local wage theft ordinance

By | 11.08.11 | 1:30 pm

People Engaged in Active Community Efforts — aka PEACE, a coalition of 27 religious congregations from Palm Beach County — told 450 of its members Monday night that it is urgent to continue their campaign to create a countywide anti-wage theft ordinance.

Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City (Pic via Facebook)

Six in the Morning: A six-pack of infobits you might have missed

By | 08.31.11 | 8:06 am

Congressman Steve Southerland doesn’t need the job, and doesn’t get a fancier health care plan than any other federal employees. Plus: five more important items!

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