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Welcome to Labor Line - A New SCPA Blog

Written by | Sunday, 11 September 2011 09:29

Welcome to Labor Line. This new blog will reflect Labor's point of view on events and issues of the day.

First, let me introduce myself. I am a licensed journeyman electrician who has 18 years in the trade, 6 of which were non-union. Like most Americans, my main focus is to provide for my family and to secure a better future for my children.

Clean Energy News from Florida

Written by Jeremy Phelps | Sunday, 11 September 2011 02:02
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Click on Read more to read more about: Florida Energy Summit; Securing Florida's Energy Independence; Solar Power Systems; Photovoltaics

October 26 - 28
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando

9/13/11 County Budget Hearing: 5:30. Viera

Written by | Saturday, 10 September 2011 20:42
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Sane Brevardians need to outnumber the "Cut-cut No Matter What" ideologues. Support the status quo, dollar for dollar, budget maintenance for library and other county services. Draw the line at libraries, and all other public services (fire, police, etc.) will benefit.

This is not a joke or hoax.
In Miami-Dade one charter school miraculously went from an F to an A school within one year. The stakeholder manager/principal and her husband raised their profits by renting the school rooms to a "traveling gentleman’s club” complete with lap dancers and booze.

Labor of Love

Written by | Monday, 05 September 2011 16:07
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Why would anyone in their right mind wish to become a teacher? How could anyone remain a teacher as a life-long professional career?
Yes, it's a labor of love.

Charles M. Blow's Finest Column

Written by | Thursday, 01 September 2011 15:23
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"Sometimes I push back on my heels, look at this country and wonder aloud: 'What on earth are we doing?'”

Women's Equality Day

Written by | Saturday, 27 August 2011 20:07
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Women across the nation gathered this weekend to honor all the women from Abigail Adams to the present day who have fought for women's rights and to celebrate the 91st Anniversary of Women's Suffrage. In 1919, after decades of struggle, Congress passed the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, giving women the right to vote.

What does "Back to school" mean?

Written by | Monday, 22 August 2011 15:28
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What category do the following statistics belong in?
A. Education
B. Health Care
C. Women's Issues
D. Civil Rights
E. All of the Above

Every 42 seconds a baby is born without health insurance.
Every 42 seconds a child is confirmed as abused or neglected.
Every minute a baby is born at low birth weight.
More than 24 percent of children under age five are poor.
Almost 70 percent of mothers with children under six are in the workforce.
In 43 states and the District of Columbia, more than one in 10 households has limited access to adequate food.
The United States ranks 24th among 30 developed countries on overall educational achievement for 15-year-olds.
The U.S. spends almost two and a half times as much per prisoner as per public school pupil.

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