Respect Florida Workers


Protect Public Service Workers

Last year, Florida’s workers beat back an attempt by right-wing extremists to make it difficult for essential public service workers across the state to have the union voice that helps keep them protected on the job. Now the same out-of-state, anti-worker, billionaire-backed think tank is back pushing the same old attacks in HB 1197.

HB 1179 would basically strip all public sector union members in Florida of their membership every year and make them join again, and then use that to try to decertify the units. If a unit fell below 50% membership due to this burdensome bureaucracy, public sector workers would lose their wage scales, grievance procedures, and negotiated retirement and health care.

The 2022 Session of the Florida Legislature ended without passage of this anti-union legislation.