Monthly Archives: February 2012

Scott Walker Won’t File Challenges, But Asks Taxpayers to Foot The Bill

Scott Walker Won’t File Challenges, But Asks Taxpayers to Foot The Bill

Courtesy of our TWU Brothers and Sisters February 29, 2012 Walker Won’t File Challenges to Recall Signatures, Asks Taxpayers to Foot the Bill Instead Wisconsin’s recall election came one step closer to reality yesterday, as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker  decided not to challenge any of …






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The Life and Times of a Lifer

The Life and Times of a Lifer

February 22, 2012 By Janet M. Borchers, Educator I was first introduced to union work by my father, an Operating Engineer from Local #487 in Miami, Florida. He was a hard-working man who did not finish high school, but continued to rise in his work …






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How Florida Senate Slammed Door on Private Prisons

How Florida Senate Slammed Door on Private Prisons

Published by Florida Voices Friday, February 17, 2012 By: Paula Dockery With Senator Dockery’s permission we share this insightful article.  In republishing this article, Florida Public Employees Partnership conveys our gratitude to Senator Dockery, Senator Fasano,  their Senate colleagues and all of you who joined …






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Florida PEP Pushback Against GOP Prison Privatization Plan

Florida PEP Pushback Against GOP Prison Privatization Plan

                                      February 14, 2012   Florida Public Employees Partnership releases special video appeal from wife/mother/veteran corrections officer, as part of final push to defeat SB 2038, the …






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Scott Walker's Visit And The National Agenda

Scott Walker’s Visit And The National Agenda

February 9, 2012 Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker (soon to be ousted Governor, Scott Walker) was called into an investigation involving 5 of his immediate subordinates in his county office prior to his election to Governor. As reported by the Miami Herald, the charges are felonies …






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Florida Public Employees Partnership PR Campaign Targets 2012 Elections

Florida Public Employees Partnership PR Campaign Targets 2012 Elections

New PAC launches multimedia effort to unite Florida’s public and private sector workers in having major impact on the Sunshine State’s legislative agenda, economic policies, and 2012 election results.       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 08, 2012 – Today, …






Rick Scott's State Of Denial Speech Spurs Brave FL Cop Into Action (New Video)

Rick Scott’s State Of Denial Speech Spurs Brave FL Cop Into Action (New Video)

In delivering his 2012 Florida State Of The State address, Governor Rick Scott kept pitching for less taxes and regulations. He said the best thing government can do to help millions of still struggling Floridians is to “get out of the way“. The governor implied …






2012 Battle Brewing: Public Sector Protectors vs. Public Sector Defectors

2012 Battle Brewing: Public Sector Protectors vs. Public Sector Defectors

All us middle class Florida families getting squeezed down, and working poor families getting squeezed down and out, and unemployed folks still trying to squeeze back into contention; together, we ought to make a New Year’s resolution to raise hell in 2012. A good place …






Wrong for American Workers - Wrong for America

Wrong for American Workers – Wrong for America

January 7, 2012 Last week, AMR executives revealed their proposal for bankruptcy reorganization. They decided to hit their employees at American Airlines and American Eagle with a hammer, slashing 13,000 jobs and dumping pension plans on the PBGC. They’re aiming for a 20 percent reduction …






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