West Central Florida Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 Over 80,000 union members--both active and retired--from more than 80 unions have made the Tampa Bay area their home.

Composed of delegates from affiliated local unions, our Central Labor Council works to improve the lives of working families right here in our communities and neighborhoods through legislative and political action and organizing support.

Here's what you need to know this week:

On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

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A proposal to privatize custodial services in Hillsborough County Public Schools is under consideration by administrators and the school board.Arequest for proposals (RFP) has been generated, and the school district is actively seeking bids. The stated purpose of this move is to save money. This proposal is bad for our employees, bad for our public schools, and bad for the children we serve. 

The new NAFTA is another corporate handout. It won't stem the outsourcing of good jobs or protect the rights of working people. Tell Congress the new NAFTA isn't good enough.

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Abigail Disney, granddaughter of the co-founder of the Walt Disney Co., called out the family business’ current CEO last month for making what’s supposed to be the happiest place on earth pretty darn miserable for its workers.

House Democrats have a plan to make unions great again.

They’re trying to get support for a sweeping labor reform bill that would reverse decades of Republican-backed policies meant to crush labor unions.

Re: Ashley Jochim's April 25 Detroit News opinion, "Charter schools, the future of teachers unions": There is no doubt Michigan’s public schools are facing problems and it’s widely known that educators, through organizing with their unions, are speaking out to improve learning conditions, have a say in educational administration, and improve working environments.

Like so many California families, Karim Bayumi of Anaheim, his wife and two young children are doing everything they can to scrape by.

Bayumi drives for a large rideshare company as his primary source of income. On March 11, Bayumi’s rate was cut from 80 cents a mile to 60 cents a mile, just barely above the government mileage reimbursement rate. No warning. No explanation. In an instant, a chunk of his income just disappeared.