For working families trying to pay for rent and other necessities, the new $8.46 Florida minimum wage announced this week (effective January 1, 2019) falls far short, according to one of the state’s largest unions.
The Win Justice coalition surpassed over one million door knocks this week through a seven figure statewide canvass operation, signifying one of the largest get out the vote canvass effort in the state. Their goal is to exceed 1.3 million door knocks by Election Day. Through phone calls, texting, and online paid digital programs, the coalition has engaged with well over two million Floridians. The coalition is encouraging voters to vote for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson, Amendment 4 and a progressive ticket down the ballot.
CONTACT: Ed Gilhuly, Left Communication
Union Highlights the Need for Good Wages In “Vote for Freedom” Platform
MIRAMAR, FL — Energized by the victory of the Fight for $15 movement that pushed Amazon to announce this week that the company will pay its workers at least $15 per hour, members of SEIU Florida, one of the largest unions in the state, rallied with others at events throughout the week to call for a $15 minimum wage as part of their “Vote for Freedom” platform for the 2018 election.
Largest Single Voter Mobilization in the State This Cycle for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson, and Progressive Candidates Down the Ballot
MIAMI, FL -- This Saturday, over 1,500 immigrant youth, families, and allies will gather in Miami to kick-off the one month countdown to this year’s midterm election. United We Dream Action are volunteering with The Win Justice coalition* for the largest single voter mobilization in Florida this election cycle. Bend the Arc and Fight for $15 will also join the action.
PROGRESSIVE COALITION REACHES MILLIONS OF INFREQUENT VOTERS ACROSS FLORIDA; KNOCKS ON NEARLY 800,000 DOORSOctober 3, 2018Press Release
The coalition includes Florida based groups Planned Parenthood, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Center for Community Change Action (CCCA), Color of Change, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, and Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes (FLIC Votes).
CONTACT: Ed Gilhuly, Left Communication
MIRAMAR, FL — SEIU Florida, which represents more than 55,000 active and retired health care professionals, public employees, airport workers, adjunct faculty and property service staff in the state, has announced a slate of endorsed candidates for the November elections who will best serve the freedoms and needs of Florida’s working families.
SEIU Florida Calls Out “Healthcare Disaster DeSantis” Highlights Healthcare in “Vote for Freedom” PlatformSeptember 25, 2018Press ReleaseEvents Across State This Week Point To Needs Of Everyday Floridians
SEIU Florida, which represents more than 55,000 active and retired health care professionals, public employees, airport workers, adjunct faculty and property service staff in the state today joined with elected officials to call out Republican nominee for governor Ron DeSantis at events in Miami, Palm Beach, Tampa and Orlando, with the union dubbing him “Healthcare Disaster DeSantis.” SEIU Florida Nurses and healthcare workers also announced details relating to healthcare in the union’s “Vote for Freedom” platform for the 2018 November elections.
SEIU Florida, which represents more than 55,000 active and retired health care professionals, public employees, airport workers, adjunct faculty and property service staff in the state, has announced its “Vote for Freedom” platform for the 2018 Election that highlights the needs and basic freedoms of working Floridians to support their families.
Miami, FL — Members of SEIU Florida, which represents more than 55,000 active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees and property service workers in the state, have endorsed Andrew Gillum for governor and announced a $5 million statewide effort to support candidates that best serve working families.
Miramar, FL - Local and statewide community groups have come together to host a gubernatorial debate for the democratic primary this summer. The co-moderators include PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor and local NPR affiliate WLRN’s Luis Hernandez.