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It's a little box on Broward County employment applications, but it has a huge impact on people looking to make an honest living for themselves and their families. By "banning the box," or eliminating criminal history questions, we can give people who have been affected by the criminal justice system a fair chance to compete for jobs with the county.

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Are you a legal permanent resident? Become a citizen and exercise all your rights in this country. 
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¿Es usted un residente permanente legal? Conviértase en un ciudadano y ejercer todos sus derechos en este país.

People all over Florida have been shutting down Congressional switchboards and taking over town halls, demanding that their representives protect our care. With your healthcare on the line, how did your Member of Congress vote?

 
 

In November President Obama announced executive action that will provide relief to more than 4 million undocumented immigrants. While there have been hurdles along the way, the President and allied organizations are encouraging all those who qualify to gather their documents and be prepared to apply as soon as the application process begins.  

This plan was challenged in the courts by several states. The latest decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals re-affirms the injunction. This means that expanded DACA and DAPA cannot be implemented for now. On November 9, 2015, a federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled that President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) programs cannot be implemented. Continue reading

The Fight for Living Wages, The Fight for $15

SEIU Florida is committed to making sure Floridians receive fair, living wages and good working conditions. On November 10, 2015 underpaid Floridians in 20 Florida cities who serve fast food, educate and care for children, support disabled people and seniors, help airport passengers, teach students in higher education and other supporters came together for the biggest-ever mobilization of underpaid working familie  in U.S. history with nearly 300 cities participating nationwide. In September 2015 we launched the Minimum Wage Challenge, a campaign designed to call on Florida's elected officials to live on minimum wage for five days and garner support for a $15 minimum wage.  

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What is the Minimum Wage Challenge?

The minimum wage challenge is a campaign launched September 28 to call on elected officials and community members to live on Florida’s minimum wage of $8.05 an hour for 5 days and document the experience on social media. The challenge is designed to highlight the need to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and push elected officials to do everything they can to make a $15 minimum wage a reality for Florida workers. Take the challenge beginning any Monday that works for you.  Ask your friends and family to join you. 

A new report released Februay 3, 2016 reveals some shocking facts about the obscene cost to Florida taxpayers of paying low wages.

This election is almost over, and Florida’s future is in your hands. Don’t sit this election out. Be part of the solution. Along with our partners at Organize Now, New Florida Majority and FLIC Votes, we have events happening in communities across the state. Join our fight and make a difference! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2016
Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez, elizabeth.fernandez@seiufl.org954-652-9897

Miami, FL—SEIU Florida President Monica Russo released the following statement in reaction to the MDM Development Group economic incentive package passed by Miami commissioners on Monday, May 23: