Tag: CWA

Danny McAuliffeApril 2, 2018

Those backing a move to include LGBT protections under the 1992 Florida Civil Rights Act have a message for legislative leadership: We’ll be back. Just nine days into the 2018 Legislative Session, 40 percent of the Legislature had publicly supported bills that would have codified in statutes nondiscrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. […]

Mitch PerryMarch 21, 2017

Legislation banning sanctuary city policies moved through another Florida House committee Tuesday. Yalaha Republican Rep. Larry Metz‘s bill (HB 697) would force any “sanctuary city” or county in Florida to remove all formal or informal policies shielding undocumented immigrants from federal custody. It passed the House Subcommittee on Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs on a 9-5 vote on Tuesday. The […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 3, 2016

In a decision issued Sept. 27, the Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) dismissed a claim from the Communications Workers of America saying the city of Jacksonville demonstrated a “refusal to bargain in good faith.” The CWA’s grievance was rooted in Jacksonville canceling a meeting with them in September that the CWA insisted would happen. PERC general counsel John […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 27, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Communication Workers of America filed a complaint with the Public Employees Relations Commission against the City of Jacksonville. The CWA alleges a “refusal to bargain in good faith.” The contract between the CWA and the city lapsed in 2015. Kevin Kimber, the CWA representative, alleges that after one 20-minute “meet and greet” […]

Guest AuthorJuly 5, 2016

Regarding your repeated charge that fellow legislators make others “prone to committing violent acts” when they make “speeches” in opposition to bills which call for special and new LGBT rights in the Legislature. Dear Rep. Richardson: Since your election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 until now, I have always known your reputation as […]


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