West Central Florida Labor Council, AFL-CIO

116,000 union members--both active and retired--from more than 100 unions have made the Tampa Bay area their home.

Composed of delegates from affiliated local unions, our Central Labor Council works to improve the lives of working families right here in our communities and neighborhoods through legislative and political action and organizing support.

Here's what you need to know this week:

Here's what you need to know this week:

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President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net. The proposal, which is unlikely to be approved in its entirety by Congress, includes additional spending for the military, national defense and border enforcement, along with money for veterans, Mr.

Union leaders and labor rights advocates applauded the Democrat-controlled U.S. House for passing landmark legislation Thursday night that supporters have called one of the most notable efforts to expand workers' rights in several decades. "Make no mistake, this is the most significant step Congress has taken to strengthen labor laws in the United States in 85 years and a win for workers everywhere," said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, declaring the measure "the labor movement's number one legislative priority this year."

Support for the labor movement is the highest in nearly half a century, yet only one in 10 workers are members of unions today. How can both be true?

A recent Gallup poll found that 64% of Americans approve of unions and research from MIT shows nearly half of non-union workers—more than 60 million people—would vote to join today if given the opportunity. Twenty-five years ago, only one-third of workers said the same thing.

Here's what you need to know this week:

Here's the good news: we're almost halfway through legislative session. The bad news? We've got a lot of anti-worker legislation moving forward. Here are just some of the bad bills we have our eyes on:

·         House Bill (HB) 1/ Senate Bill (SB) 804: Puts anti-union propaganda on all dues authorization cards, requires that employers follow up with employees after they sign cards before they go into effect, and requires that all members re-sign cards on an annual basis