SB 256 Update

Updates on SB 256 – Eliminating the Rights of our Public Sector Workers

The rule making process to implement SB 256 is underway.  The Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) is taking on the task of writing the rules that will determine how our public sector unions will operate in this new reality.

The Florida AFL-CIO has convened a strong coalition of attorneys and leaders from the public sector who are following the process closely and participating at every step.  All our public sector affiliates are represented in this coalition.  Three public hearings have been held and the rules are slowly coming together.  You can get updates, review proposed rules, and sign up for updates here:

We are navigating very complex and serious legal waters here.  We ask that you do not submit any comments on the proposed rules at this time unless they have been reviewed by the legal team.  If you have any questions on this process, please contact Rich Templin with the Florida AFL-CIO – 850-224-6926.

While this process moves forward, our public sector unions are working hard in the trenches on what could be the largest internal organizing campaign in Florida history.  We will work, we will persevere, and we will thrive!