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(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Public employees in Florida converged on the state Capitol today to protest proposed legislation that would harm the Florida Retirement System (FRS). More than 20,000 Teamsters who work as police officers, correctional officers, and public school employees would be affected by the drastic changes in the legislation, HB 7011.

Secretary Michael Crews is featured in this video, where he discusses a number of important issues, such as the Department’s budget, proposed bonuses, community outreach, and the DOC re-entry initiative. View the video here.

Your state legislators will be working in their home districts from February 25- March 1.  This is an ideal time to visit their offices and let them know your stand on the important issues of Pay, Pensions, and Privatization.  For more information on these topics and how to find your legislators, please click here.

Please take a few minutes to view a video of Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda discussing legislation that she has sponsored, that would provide a 7% across-the-board increase to Department of Corrections employees and other state workers.  Learn what you can do to help pass House Bill 289, which is known as the State Employees Fairness Act.

Officials with the Idaho Department of Correction are taking a detailed look at staffing levels at a state prison run by a contractor after they found what they described as inconsistencies in the company's monthly reports, The Associated Press has learned. Read more.

Click here for two important documents that need to be signed so we can succeed in our state-wide campaign to secure a meaningful pay raise. Time is of the essence, so please act now.  Thank you.

In this video, Crews discusses proposed pay increases that would become effective if adopted by the Legislature. (see video)

The Teamsters Union has issued a statement on the proposed pay increase for Florida state employees. (Read more)

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