Feb 2016 Labor Notes

February 2016 Labor Notes

New Interactive Features!


High Public Cost of Low Wage Employers in Florida Report (pdf)

SEIU commissioned a study with three major suggestions for 2016.


Landless Workers Movement in Orlando (dates)

Learn and meet organizers from the MST in Brazil.


F.I.R.E Leadership Academy

Members of the Orlando community are welcome to learn organizing skills.

SPCA First Thursdays

Black Lives, Voices, Minds, Children Matter @ Front Street Civic Center (Melbourne, FL)

Opening Black History Month by engaging the Black Lives Matter movement

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  • Learn About the Landless Workers Movement in Brazil
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

    Come learn about the Movimento Sim Terra (MST) or the Landless Workers Movement of Brazil from an MST activist currently visiting Orlando!

    Hosted by Farmworkers Association of Florida, CF-JwJ, Dream Defenders, FIRE, Organize Now, YAYA

    First Unitarian Church
    1901 East Robinson Street
    Orlando, FL 32803

    *Event is free and open to the public
    **Contact becky@floridafarmworkers.org for more information

  • FIRE Leadership Academy: Share Your Story
    Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Hosted by F.I.R.E

    134 E. Colonial Drive
    Orlando, FL 32801

    *Event is free and open to the public
    **RSVP for workshop

  • Fellsmere Community Garden
    Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

    Supporting the Farmworker Association of Florida Fellsmere chapter's organic farmworker owned community garden.


    Hosted by Orlando YAYA.


    4420 Parkway Commerce Blvd

    Orlando, FL 32808


    *RSVP with YAYA at yaya@nfwm.org

Courts have enjoined non-Associate UFCW and OUR Walmart agents from entering any Walmart property, except to shop in Florida. (Read the Order here).