The Fight Is Not Over Yet — STOP The Tallahassee Power Grab!

As Tallahassee enters its second-to-last week of the legislative session, activists from across the state are watching closely as bills that seek to undermine worker’s rights try to move through both chambers. These bills — SB 726, HB 655, & SB 1216 — would destroy our efforts to protect workers from wage theft, as well as Orange County’s efforts to win paid sick-leave, by stripping local control in favor of special interests. (Learn more about Orange County’s fight by visiting the website:HOME RULE HYPOCRITES.)

TOMORROW AFTERNOON, the Senate will be voting on SB 726 and HB 655

How will these bills affect workers throughout the state?

SB726 *Paid Sick Leave Preemption*

  • Bans local government sick leave ordinances.
  • Forms an Employer Sponsored Benefits Task Force to evaluate and analyze the effects of statewide preemption.

HB655 *TOTAL PREEMPTION*

  • Strips the home rule of local governments by restricting county level ordinances like our newly passed Wage Recovery Ordinance!
  • Bans counties from passing living wage ordinances, partner benefits, earned sick time benefits and any other pro-worker ordinance dealing with pay and benefits.
  • Sets back years of progress at the local level to help struggling communities lift out of poverty.

READ A POWERFUL TAMPA BAY TIMES EDITORIAL ON THE ISSUE HERE

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Call Senator Rob Bradley (R-Alachua) ‘s Tallahassee Office: (850) 487-5007 and ask him to STOP undermining home rule and local democracy. This is no longer about an individual issue, but about a citizen’s right to be represented fairly at every level of government.

Not in Alachua?
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Tell your senator:  “AS A VOTER IN YOUR DISTRICT, I URGE YOU TO VOTE NO ON SB726 and HB655.  THESE BILLS WOULD BE DISASTROUS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. STOP UNDERMINING LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PREVENTING PROTECTION FOR WORKERS.”

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