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For as long as Manuel Rojas-Romero can remember, AFSCME and higher education have always been central parts of his life. But now, these two elements have joined forces for him.

Tallahassee, FL – Today, following a member-led screening process, AFSCME Florida is endorsing several South Florida state legislative candidates for this November’s election.

Reflecting the composition of AFSCME’s membership and issues our communities face, the endorsements announced today span the political spectrum.

For almost two decades, Moby White has served his community as one of four crane operators with Miami-Dade County’s Public Works Department. From safely placing heavy equipment onto the tops of buildings to assisting fire and police personal as a first responder after a hurricane anywhere in the state, White never quits no matter where his job takes him.

AFSCME Florida leaders across North Florida started the new year with an intensive weekend AFSCME Strong training session so, after taking those lessons back to their fellow members, it was time to take the next time and apply what they learned to coworkers who had not joined yet.

While much of the country starts to shed the winter layers, the mild April weather in South Florida proved the perfect temperature for a picnic uniting AFSCME members across Miami-Dade County.

Across the country, the protections that new hires can access from their union during their probationary period can be confusing. This too often allows anti-labor managers to tell new employees they shouldn’t, or even can’t, join the union or turn to them if something comes up.

But in Miami-Dade County, AFSCME Local 199 is fighting back.

 Jeff Burlew, Democrat senior writer 11:14 p.m. EDT April 16, 2016

 

Democrats across Florida will be picking their national convention delegates next month in a process far different — and with a bit less intrigue — than the GOP’s.

“Miami overrun with kittens, cuddlers wanted,” “Dream Come True: Miami in Need of Kitten Cuddlers” screamed the headlines. Facebook, Twitter and other social media recently lit up after the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department announced that it is looking for help to care for very young orphaned kittens.