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Friday, 04 April 2014 16:58

Action! Stolen wages

Written by  FL AFL-CIO

 

LEGISLATIVE ALERT

Rules Rams Through Wage Theft Preemption

Last Wednesday, April 2, the Senate Rules Committee rammed through a DISASTROUS amendment to SB 926, that reverts the language of the bill to the same “zombie-like” back-from-the-dead legislation working families killed last year.

On the record, Legislators claimed this amendment was a compromise.

Off the record, working families were NEVER offered a seat at the table.

Legislators decided rather than provide an effective mechanism for victims of wage theft to recover their stolen wages, they would make it EVEN HARDER for those victims. This move by Big Retail and their allies is nothing more than a direct and DELIBERATE ATTACK on working people and home rule by blocking local governments from passing ANY effective wage theft ordinances.

Over 100 million dollars in wages are stolen every year in the state of Florida, and corporations like Macy’s, Publix, Office Depot and Play it Again Sports are using the Florida Retail Federation to make sure this shadow economy keeps booming.

SB 926 IS HEADING TO THE SENATE FLOOR
ALL HANDS ON DECK! IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!
CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR NOW!

CALL THIS NUMBER TO BE CONNECTED TO YOUR STATE SENATOR: 888-264-6154
You'll be asked to input your zip code, then you'll be connected to your senator.
Tell them: “VOTE NO ON SB 926!
Stop defending WAGE THIEVES
and support local government.”
 
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Text WORK to AFLCIO (235246) to join our text action team.

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Thanks to Florida AFL-CIO, Karen Houston, and Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance.

 

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