TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 20th, SB 7030 will be up for its next vote in the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee. Instead of properly addressing the needs facing Florida’s teachers, staff and students, this bill is a quick and inexpensive fix that ignores the systemic failure facing our state’s education system.
If your Senator is listed below call them NOW and urge them to stand up for school safety by voting NO on SB 7030.
📞 (850) 487-5020
📞 (850) 487-5008
📞 (850) 487-5004
📞 (850) 487-5018
📞 (850) 487-5016
📞 (850) 487-5007
📞 (850) 487-5013
📞 (850) 487-5040
If school safety was truly a concern for the Legislature, they would choose to support funding for critical services such as resource officers for every school and a sufficient number of trained mental health professionals. This bill ignores the important role guidance counselors, school psychologists and social workers have in the education system.
Professional educators know, and the voting public agrees, that teachers should not be armed with guns; instead they should be armed with better salaries and working conditions.
Tell the members of the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Security NOT to arm teachers and to vote NO on SB 7030.
Student and staff safety is an issue of the utmost importance;
we must address the underlying causes of bullying and violence on
school campuses including mental health issues.
schools are woefully understaffed with average student to staff ratios
of 458:1, 1,951:1 and 2,003:1 respectively for school counselors,
psychologists, and social workers.
The National Association of School Resource Officers says,
“If a school determines the need for armed security, properly trained
school resource officers (SROs) are the only school personnel of any
type who should be armed. Our organizations believe that arming educators would cause more harm than good.”
of Florida’s 67 counties has unique needs, and each county knows best
how to invest in ensuring student safety. The legislature must support
local control and allow for flexibility in how school safety money is
Please oppose any legislation that would allow more guns carried on campus by anyone other than trained law enforcement.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission presented dozens and dozens of
recommendations towards school safety. Arming teachers should be the
last recommendation considered by the legislature – not the first.
have a paramount duty to educate our students. They already take on
more responsibilities than just teaching – they shouldn’t be asked to
handle a firearm to protect their students as well.
Call the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Security and tell them NOT to arm teachers and to vote NO on SB 7030
The Legislature continued their attack on Florida’s future in week two
of the 2019 Legislative Session. Thankfully for future generations
intrepid activists have been sent back in time to stop the impending
apocalypse threatening the state.
The 2019 Legislative Session started with attacks on the environment, rights at work and public education. Our only hope for the future lies with the brave Working Families Lobby Corps activists who have been sent to Tallahassee to fight back against certain apocalypse.
If your State Rep is one of the following members of the House Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee they need to hear from you TODAY!
📞 (850) 717-5029
📞 (850) 717-5012
📞 (850) 717-5014
🚨Vance Arthur Aloupis
📞 (850) 717-5115
📞 (850) 717-5002
📞 (850) 717-5094
📞 (850) 717-5047
🚨Javier E. Fernández
📞 (850) 717-5114
📞 (850) 717-5016
📞 (850) 717-5072
📞 (850) 717-5054
🚨James ”J.W.” Grant
📞 (850) 717-5064
📞 (850) 717-5093
📞 (850) 717-5055
📞 (850) 717-5050
This bill is devastating to negotiating rights that have been defined by existing collective bargaining agreements. Public employees would now be burdened by using personal leave to sit at the table with management, or have to forego fighting for better terms of employment altogether.
HB 13 will require all future collective bargaining agreements to omit compensation for union activities, and under no circumstances will these provisions be allowed for public employees in future contracts.
The 2019 Florida Legislative Session starts on March 5th! Get ready by signing up to our legislative email alerts program and watching our video recap of the last session.
Heroes! Assemble to watch your highly anticipated 2018 Florida Legislative Session Update finale episode.
Spoiler alert, Rick Scott’s last session as governor was a disaster for working families. Watch as Florida’s workers fight back against corporate tax handouts, and the biggest attack on our teachers, students, and public schools our state has seen in decades. We’d like to thank you for making our update series reach over 200k views this session. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the year right here on our website at www.flaflcio.org
“Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world – “No, you move.” – Captain America
As residents of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend continue the immediate work of digging out after Hurricane Michael by dealing with the loss of electricity, needing food, water and basic necessities, the Florida AFL-CIO is working to help provide assistance for both the short and long term for the victims of this terrible storm.
The Florida AFL-CIO has established the Florida Workers Relief Fund in order to provide direct support to union members, community allies, their families, and neighbors. The funds we raise will be used to help purchase the essential items and services desperately needed by working families impacted by Hurricane Michael across the state.
Each dollar we raise will go directly to families in need, with no overhead or administrative costs. The Florida AFL-CIO is tapping our greatest resource, our members, to create a network of workers across the state who are identifying those in need and providing them the support necessary so that they can get back on their feet.
This is an excellent opportunity for your generosity to make a real difference, supporting a program of workers helping workers to help make our communities whole.