Legislation

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See How Your State House reps voted on Union Busting:

HB 7055

The bill passed the House & passed the Senate March 5, 2018.

7055 Senate Vote Tally

HB 7055 Vote Tally-House


UPDATE 2/28/2018:

The Appropriations Committee amended and approved the bill on 2/27/2018. The Committee RE-INSERTED DECERTIFICATION Language, this time directly attacking the teachers collective bargaining units. The bill goes to the floor for the second reading on 3/2/2018.

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See the following links:

Page 128 of 163 has the Decertification text.

Decert Text pg 128

Appropriation Vote Tally

Bill Tracking


UPDATE 2/24/2018:

The Senate Education Committee met 2/20 and made significant amendments to 7055; the Union Decertification Language was stricken, however there are still Senators that want the language to be re-inserted into HB-7055 as it moves through the committees or when it goes to the senate floor. It goes to an Appropriation Committee next.

We Need NO Votes: Call (855) 235-2469 and enter your zip code NOW to be connected with your state Senator. Tell them that they need to stand up for our public schools, our students, and our teachers by voting NO on HB 7055.


Even without the decertification language the over-reaching, $20.2 million HB 7055 has significant language that attacks Public Schools and there-by public school teachers. It creates too much funding for Charter schools which lack the accountability of public schools; and turns tax payer’s dollars into profits for national corporate charters.

An attack on Public School Teachers is an attack on our Union Sisters & Brothers in the state of Florida. The Florida Machinists stand with our Public Sector Union Members statewide, including teachers, nurses, police, fire, and any others.


Excerpts from WCFLC & AFL CIO:

Feb 15: HB 7055 is making its way through the Florida legislature. This 200 page omnibus education bill contains decertification language similar to HB 25, tells children who are bullied to leave their school and go somewhere else, and seeks to further expand the unaccountable for-profit charter school industry in Florida. This bill is so big that it also includes provisions to divert hundreds of millions of tax dollars to private, for-profit schools, reduces accountability for student performance, and hurts programs for struggling students.

Feb 3: Hidden in this legislation is the same public union-busting language that House leadership rammed through the process last week. HB 7055 specifically strips our state’s educators and staff from having a voice on the job.

HB 7055 also sets up a system that tells children who have been bullied to simply leave their public school and go somewhere else. Rather than focusing on programs that directly combat the problem of bullying in Florida schools, House leaders are using this issue as another means to please their donors and expand the unaccountable for-profit charter school industry in our state.

At over 200 pages, this bill is so big that it also includes provisions to divert hundreds of millions of tax dollars to private, for-profit schools, reduces accountability for student performance, and hurts programs for struggling students.


Jan 2018: House Bill 25 a union busting bill that threatens to wipe out Florida public unions and silence the voices of our states teachers, nurses, bus drivers, and many other public servants from negotiating for fair wages and working conditions was passed in January 2018.

It places new barriers and hurdles on their ability to represent their workers and collectively bargain on behalf of all workers. The bill excludes unions representing Police & Fire first responders, why are they exempt? It’s another divide & conquer attempt.


The House passed HB-25 on January 25!

See How Your Rep Voted:

HB-25 Vote Tally

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http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/

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Federal House & Senate Right to Work -for LESS Bills:

H.R.785 - National Right-to-Work Act

This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal those provisions that permit employers or labor organizations, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement that is a union security agreement, to require employees to join a union as a condition of employment (including provisions permitting railroad carriers to require, pursuant to such an agreement, payroll deduction of union dues or fees as a condition of employment).

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/785

S.545 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)

National Right-to-Work Act

This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal those provisions that permit employers, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement that is a union security agreement, to require employees to join a union as a condition of employment (including provisions permitting railroad carriers to require, pursuant to such an agreement, payroll deduction of union dues or fees as a condition of employment).

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/545