This past Monday, the Florida Supreme Court approved a ballot measure to make medical marijuana legal in the state.
"No worker should have to live off of poverty wages. People should be able to work 40 hours a week and take care of their families off of that."
The Dream Defenders, a multi-racial human rights organization of youth, began their takeover of the Florida Statehouse last week.
Central Floridians protest Koch brothers scheme to buy Orlando Sentinel and turn it into the "Tea Party Tribune."
A Florida civil rights group's legal complaint has led the U.S. Labor Department to toss yet another GOP scheme to deny workers jobless benefits, by imposing a qualification test so tough that many workers can't pass it.
GEO Group's main niche has been profiting from immigration detention centers which have helped facilitate deportations and the separation of families.
Orlando residents rallied March 5 --the first day of the 2013 Florida legislative session - to demand "true election reform" that would make voting "free, fair and accessible to all."
Attacks have no basis in financial fact, President Harold Schaitberger says. They're part of a larger Wall Street scheme to get its hands on workers' pension money nationwide, he believes.
"Knowing that our brothers and sisters who are farmworkers are not being treated fairly - their working conditions are abhorrent, we're standing with them today."
Progressive forces have had the prospect of paid sick time, an advance for low-wage workers, snatched from them, at least temporarily, by big business forces and their allies .