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Underpaid Workers to Elected Officials: ‘This Economy is Rigged. We Won’t Back Down!’

November 29, 2016Press ReleaseSouth Florida Fast-food Workers Strike, and Block Traffic on National Day of Disruption to #FightFor15

Local fast-food workers walked off the job before dawn on early Tuesday morning, kicking off a wave of strikes and civil disobedience by working Americans in the Fight for $15. More than 1,000 arrests are expected across the country as part of a nationwide Day of Disruption on the fourth anniversary of the launch of the powerful Fight for $15 movement.

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Airport, Fast Food, Home Care and Child Care Workers to Join Thousands in Streets to Show They Won’t Back Down

November 29, 2016Press ReleaseProtestors at Fort Lauderdale Will Hold Largest Ever Mannequin Challenge at FLL

Airport workers will join up to 200 other low-wage workers, including striking fast food, home care and health care employees at Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) on November 29th at 12 noon as part of a massive multi-city protest to demand $15 and a union. The underpaid workers will march through the terminals and hold the largest ever mannequin challenge at FLL, illustrating the indignities that they endure, as well as their collective power. 

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City of Miami Raises Living Wage to $15 an Hour

November 18, 2016Press ReleaseCity Council ordinance is a victory for Miami’s working families

Miami suffers from a staggeringly low median wage, with the lowest paid workers getting paid some of the worst wages in the nation. Today, the City of Miami has taken a step forward in ensuring that at least employees under contract with the city will finally make a real living wage of $15 an hour.

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A Dozen Souls to the Polls Events Will Celebrate Final Day of Early Vote

November 4, 2016Press ReleaseMultiple Events Around Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Riviera Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa and St. Petersburg Will Boost Voter Turnout for African-American Faith Community

This Sunday, a dozen events will unite thousands of congregation members across many faiths to celebrate the last day of the 2016 Early Vote election period. 

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Broward Communities of Color Host ‘Reclamation Day’ to Promote Early Voting & Justice for Black Workers

October 28, 2016Press ReleaseCounty commissioners will join underpaid workers, faith leaders, artists, and community members in a celebration of Black cultures and power

As early voting continues throughout Florida, African American, Haitian, Jamaican and other Caribbean communities of color are coming together to claim their power in the workplace and at the ballot box.

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