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AFSCME Florida released the following statement from Executive Director Jana Weaver:

In an article for Florida Politics, Michael Moline details the latest report on the health of the state's retirement system after a meeting of the Florida Investment Advisory Council.

Last fall, the members of AFSCME Local 1363 overwhelmingly approved a strong new contract that promised to strengthen AFSCME’s voice for the workers within Miami-Dade County’s Jackson Health System and improve services to the community.

Tallahassee – Today, state employees across Florida are reacting to the news that Governor Rick Scott has launched his much-expected campaign for U.S. Senate with fear and disgust.
 
Not once as governor did Scott take the lead in investing in Florida’s services and those who provide them. He looked at the men and women who wake up every day and make Florida happen as his enemy.

The Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami recently was packed with the women who really make the vibrant South Florida community run as the hotel was the site of the South Florida AFL-CIO’s Women of Labor reception.

Nine women were honored for their work to better the lives of workers and families across the region through political and legislative action, grassroots mobilization and community service efforts.

Earlier this week, the NBA’s Miami Heat held their Ninth Annual Black History Month Challenge at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Students from two local schools — Miami Central High School (Miami-Dade) and Dillard High School (Broward) — competed against each other by answering Black History trivia questions.

This year, members from AFSCME Locals 199, 1184, 1542, 2862 and 3292 helped to sponsor the event and were in attendance to participate in a short speaking program highlighting AFSCME’s I AM 2018 initiative.

MOMENT OF SILENCE HELD IN SOUTH FLORIDA IN REMEMBRANCE OF MEMPHIS SANITATION WORKERS KILLED IN 1968, SPARKING PIVOTAL STRIKE

Memorial Activity is one of many I AM 2018 Campaign Events Observing 50th Anniversary of Strike and Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PHOTOS OF THE EVENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE

AFSCME Florida is proud to represent the hard-working men and women who make our country and our state the great melting pot of cultures, ideas and people that it has been and will continue to be.