West Central Florida Labor Council, AFL-CIO

116,000 union members--both active and retired--from more than 100 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.

In lieu of our regular 3 tiered newsletter, we're using this space to provide information and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic geared toward union members.

Here's what you need to know this week:

Take Action

Recently introduced legislation would provide needed protections for health care and social services workers from violence on the job. Tell Congress to support an OSHA workplace violence standard.

Recent News

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's what you need to know this week:

North Carolina workers need a raise. For 11 consecutive years, the cost of living (food, rent, education, childcare) has increased causing our minimum wage to decline in value by 24 percent. Now, a person working full-time while making $7.25 an hour lives thousands of dollars below the federal poverty threshold.

Here's what you need to know this week:

The attacks continue from Tallahassee at every angle. HB 1, the union busting bill you’ve been hearing so much about, is waiting to be heard on the floor. However, there are other pieces of seriously dangerous legislation being considered! Two of these are a direct attack on the citizen’s initiative process (the process of collecting signatures to get amendments on the ballot that has given us things such as minimum wage increases and voting rights restoration):