Public-sector bill will dismantle unions, but they’re not going down without a fight

Gathering of public sector workers outside the Florida Capitol Senate Chambers on March 23, 2023. Credit: Briana Michel

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Dozens of union members from around the state lined the Fourth Floor Rotunda of the Florida Capitol Thursday, game-day style, to welcome lawmakers before a meeting of the full Senate. They raised signs and sang the union anthem, “Solidarity Forever,” opposing what they saw as an impending attack on public workers.   

“They know we’re here,” Florida American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations field director Aaron Carmella said of the senators gathering behind the massive

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