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AFL-CIO Says Legislature Favors Big Business, Not Workers

March 15th, 2010 by flanews

A Florida union group says the state legislature is waging a war on working families.

The AFL-CIO held a news conference today in protest of several bills that would make it easier to fire teachers, limit unions, and reduce the number of government workers is the state retirement program. Mike Williams, president of the unions Florida chapter, says hes never seen so much legislation targeting workers.

Its a fact thats out there with working families today, we are in a posture of defense. I have to say its so unfortunate. Its apparent to me that if there was ever an example of class warfare taking place in a legislative body its going on in this session, said Williams.

AFL-CIO isnt just opposing legislation, the group wants lawmakers to approve bills laying our more stringent safety standards and expanding unemployment benefits.

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