Unions, Activists Pushing To Keep Local Governments And Public OUT Of Sick-Time And Benefits For Teachers?

Posted on April 17, 2013

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Florida (David Damron-Orlando Sentinel) –  A coalition of activists urged Floridians on Tuesday to oppose statewide legislation blocking local governments from adopting benefit provisions such as the pending paid sick time referendum in Orange County.

Union, religious and Hispanic groups, teamed with local elected Democrats, asked residents to lobby their lawmakers to vote against bills sponsored by House Majority Leader Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, and Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs.

Critics say the measures would erode local control. They pointed to a recent statewide poll commissioned by their side that found 80 percent of likely voters support mandatory paid sick time.

Read more:     http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-local-control-protest-20130416,0,653154.story

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