The path to the presidency runs through the labor movement.

On Wednesday, June 17, working people from across the country will join together for a Workers First Caravan, an all-out action of national solidarity calling for implementation of America’s Five Economic Essentials and passage of the HEROES Act.

Welcome to this week’s South Florida AFL-CIO E-Messenger, your guide to labor news in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties . Let’s dive in.

Here's what you need to know this week:

Here is our legislative update video for week 5. Share away.


We are approaching the last stops of the legislative session.

Know what workers are up against these last two weeks of legislative session!

Here is your double feature episode covering attacks to the Florida Retirement System, workers compensation, and an attempted power grab by Tallahassee on local ordinances in our communities

Attacks on the rights of injured workers, and another attempt to dismantle the Florida Retirement System are some of the highlights as we reach the midway point of Florida's legislative session.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to educate our communities about the prevalence of sexual assault and ways to prevent it. The labor movement is committed to ending sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence, especially when it occurs in the workplace.

Today is Equal Pay Day. We are 100 days into 2017, and today some women have finally reached the point where their earnings match their male counterparts’ 2016 earnings. We can’t forget that black and Latina women have to work even more until they reach pay parity.