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Organized labor pulls out all the stops for Biden-Harris ticket

Organized labor pulls out all the stops for Biden-Harris ticket

South Florida AFL-CIO president Jeffrey Mitchell addresses the crowd at Sunday’s local “Todos con Biden” rally.

Momentum for the Biden campaign in South Florida is reaching a feverish pitch as Election Day nears.

The cancelled presidential debate originally slated to take place Oct. 15 in Miami was a faded memory when Biden touched down in Miramar on Tuesday following a weekend rally held by organized labor and the thousands who drove across town in a subsequent caravan.

Although Sunday’s activities were promoted as a “Todos con Biden” (“All with Biden”) event focused on drawing Hispanic voters, Black representation was clearly visible.

Jeffrey Mitchell, the first Black president of the South Florida AFL-CIO and president of the Transportation Workers Union, Local 291, explained what they were trying to achieve.
 “Labor is united, we’re joined at the hip. While we are different in nationality, we’re the same in conditions whether it’s economically or sociologically. We just want everyone to have an equal stance,” he said.

Of AFL-CIO’s 2,600 labor workers, 85% are Black; many others identify as Hispanic.

Other participating organizations included the American Postal Workers Union, United Teachers of Dade, and the International Union of Painters and Allied Traders.

The pro-Biden parade of more than 1,100 cars from each corner of the county converged at Tropical Park. Industry vehicles like school buses, trucks and construction rigs bore “Biden Harris 2020” signs, while voters on the ground welcomed the caravan with flyers that denounced Trump’s presidency.

The NAACP, We Count and Rise Up were three organizations known to support communities of color that were present at the event.

The UTD – with a 65% Black membership – acknowledged the common interests shared by labor advocates as Mitchell also mentioned.

“We’re all in this together. We’re doing God’s work protecting other people’s children. They are the children of the painters, post office workers and transportation workers,” said UTD President Karla Hernandez-Mats. “What we’re asking for is leaders that have plans to help our communities thrive and not have them in limbo like they are now. I stand in solidarity with all my brothers and sisters,” she said.

Like the other labor workers who showed up in campaign apparel, Hernandez-Mats said she supports Biden because he will prioritize unions by increasing the minimum wage.

“I am a Latina for Biden and a laborer for Biden because unions matter and there are so many intersectionalities. At the end of the day, we just want our communities to be better,” she said.

  Presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign stop in Miramar late Tuesday, Oct. 13. Gregory Reed for The Miami Times

Presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign stop in Miramar late Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Miami-Dade county mayoral candidate Daniella Levine Cava conveyed an identical notion during the press conference.

“Together we will fight to make sure people can have what they need during this time. Food on the table is not an afterthought, it’s an essential,” she said.

Whilst Biden’s policies for the working class garnered support from labor unions, his attempt to address the plight of Black people – achieved through his vice presidential running mate Kamala Harris and policies centered on Black communities – gives him a leg up over Trump.

  Labor union workers in Miami came out Sunday in support of the Biden-Harris ticket.  Gregory Reed for The Miami Times

Labor union workers in Miami came out Sunday in support of the Biden-Harris ticket.

“I don’t think President Trump has displayed any kind of leadership with regards to COVID-19 and respect for African Americans,” said Mitchell. “He won’t even criticize white nationalists like the Ku Klux Klan and the Boogaloo Bois. How can you possibly stand for all of America [and be] exclusive of African Americans?”

He recounted the inconsistency between what Trump believes he has done for the community and his actions.

“When he made the comment of him doing more for African Americans [than any other president] with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, it was a slap in the face to us,” said Mitchell.

  Many rally participants held supportive signs aloft or affixed them to their cars for a caravan that snaked across southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday. Gregory Reed for The Miami Times

Many rally participants held supportive signs aloft or affixed them to their cars for a caravan that snaked across southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday.

Labor union groups convening on behalf of Biden urge communities to exercise their 15th Amendment.

And to the Black community, Mitchell said: “Don’t be discouraged by negative comments about voting. Vote like your life depends on it. In this case, it actually does.”

  • Updated

Organized labor pulls out all the stops for Biden-Harris ticket

Organized labor pulls out all the stops for Biden-Harris ticket

South Florida AFL-CIO president Jeffrey Mitchell addresses the crowd at Sunday’s local “Todos con Biden” rally.

Momentum for the Biden campaign in South Florida is reaching a feverish pitch as Election Day nears.

The cancelled presidential debate originally slated to take place Oct. 15 in Miami was a faded memory when Biden touched down in Miramar on Tuesday following a weekend rally held by organized labor and the thousands who drove across town in a subsequent caravan.

Although Sunday’s activities were promoted as a “Todos con Biden” (“All with Biden”) event focused on drawing Hispanic voters, Black representation was clearly visible.

Jeffrey Mitchell, the first Black president of the South Florida AFL-CIO and president of the Transportation Workers Union, Local 291, explained what they were trying to achieve.
 “Labor is united, we’re joined at the hip. While we are different in nationality, we’re the same in conditions whether it’s economically or sociologically. We just want everyone to have an equal stance,” he said.

Of AFL-CIO’s 2,600 labor workers, 85% are Black; many others identify as Hispanic.

Other participating organizations included the American Postal Workers Union, United Teachers of Dade, and the International Union of Painters and Allied Traders.

The pro-Biden parade of more than 1,100 cars from each corner of the county converged at Tropical Park. Industry vehicles like school buses, trucks and construction rigs bore “Biden Harris 2020” signs, while voters on the ground welcomed the caravan with flyers that denounced Trump’s presidency.

The NAACP, We Count and Rise Up were three organizations known to support communities of color that were present at the event.

The UTD – with a 65% Black membership – acknowledged the common interests shared by labor advocates as Mitchell also mentioned.

“We’re all in this together. We’re doing God’s work protecting other people’s children. They are the children of the painters, post office workers and transportation workers,” said UTD President Karla Hernandez-Mats. “What we’re asking for is leaders that have plans to help our communities thrive and not have them in limbo like they are now. I stand in solidarity with all my brothers and sisters,” she said.

Like the other labor workers who showed up in campaign apparel, Hernandez-Mats said she supports Biden because he will prioritize unions by increasing the minimum wage.

“I am a Latina for Biden and a laborer for Biden because unions matter and there are so many intersectionalities. At the end of the day, we just want our communities to be better,” she said.

  Presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign stop in Miramar late Tuesday, Oct. 13. Gregory Reed for The Miami Times

Presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign stop in Miramar late Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Miami-Dade county mayoral candidate Daniella Levine Cava conveyed an identical notion during the press conference.

“Together we will fight to make sure people can have what they need during this time. Food on the table is not an afterthought, it’s an essential,” she said.

Whilst Biden’s policies for the working class garnered support from labor unions, his attempt to address the plight of Black people – achieved through his vice presidential running mate Kamala Harris and policies centered on Black communities – gives him a leg up over Trump.

  Labor union workers in Miami came out Sunday in support of the Biden-Harris ticket.  Gregory Reed for The Miami Times

Labor union workers in Miami came out Sunday in support of the Biden-Harris ticket.

“I don’t think President Trump has displayed any kind of leadership with regards to COVID-19 and respect for African Americans,” said Mitchell. “He won’t even criticize white nationalists like the Ku Klux Klan and the Boogaloo Bois. How can you possibly stand for all of America [and be] exclusive of African Americans?”

He recounted the inconsistency between what Trump believes he has done for the community and his actions.

“When he made the comment of him doing more for African Americans [than any other president] with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, it was a slap in the face to us,” said Mitchell.

  Many rally participants held supportive signs aloft or affixed them to their cars for a caravan that snaked across southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday. Gregory Reed for The Miami Times

Many rally participants held supportive signs aloft or affixed them to their cars for a caravan that snaked across southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday.

Labor union groups convening on behalf of Biden urge communities to exercise their 15th Amendment.

And to the Black community, Mitchell said: “Don’t be discouraged by negative comments about voting. Vote like your life depends on it. In this case, it actually does.”

  • Updated

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ahead of Georgia’s Senate runoff elections

Sisters and Brothers,

On behalf of the AFL-CIO and President Richard Trumka, as well as the Georgia AFL-CIO and President Charlie Flemming, the Florida AFL-CIO is joining their get out the vote efforts ahead of Georgia’s Senate runoff elections on January 5th.

The election of Georgia AFL-CIO endorsed candidates Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the United States Senate would be a huge step in the right direction for America’s working people. Florida AFL-CIO members, staff, and volunteers are doing their part by phone banking to reach out to Georgia Union members and their families to ensure that they make their voices heard. Phone banking is being done from the comfort and safety of your own home. Click here to sign up to phone bank. After you have signed up to volunteer, the Florida AFL-CIO will reach out to you and help get you started. Please distribute the sign-up form to your members and affiliates.

Join us in standing with our sisters and brothers in Georgia. We know that elections have consequences, and if elected, Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff will fight for working people nationwide. Sign up to volunteer today.

In Solidarity,

Mike Williams Dan Reynolds

President, Florida AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, Florida AFL-CIO

TWU Phone Bank ahead of Georgia’s Senate runoff elections

Sisters and Brothers,

On behalf of the AFL-CIO and President Richard Trumka, as well as the Georgia AFL-CIO and President Charlie Flemming, the Florida AFL-CIO is joining their get out the vote efforts ahead of Georgia’s Senate runoff elections on January 5th.

The election of Georgia AFL-CIO endorsed candidates Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the United States Senate would be a huge step in the right direction for America’s working people. Florida AFL-CIO members, staff, and volunteers are doing their part by phone banking to reach out to Georgia Union members and their families to ensure that they make their voices heard. Phone banking is being done from the comfort and safety of your own home. Click here to sign up to phone bank.  After you have signed up to volunteer, the Florida AFL-CIO will reach out to you and help get you started. Please distribute the sign-up form to your members and affiliates.

Join us in standing with our sisters and brothers in Georgia. We know that elections have consequences, and if elected, Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff will fight for working people nationwide. Sign up to volunteer today.  

In Solidarity,

Mike Williams                                           Dan Reynolds

President, Florida AFL-CIO                         Secretary-Treasurer, Florida AFL-CIO

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Election 2020
Joe Biden in the News
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October 27th, 2020

Joe Biden campaigning in Florida on Thursday (WESH)
Florida Influencer Poll: Joe Biden wins White House, but Donald Trump takes Florida (Florida Politics)
A Florida man stole a bulldozer, knocked down a fence and stole Biden signs, police said (Washington Post)
Nikki Fried hopes to redefine ‘Florida Man’ in Joe Biden’s push for labor vote (Florida Politics)
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried votes early, stumps for Biden with labor unions (Tallahassee Democrat)

October 19th, 2020

I’m Joe Biden and, Floridians, here’s my plan | Column (The Tampa Bay Times)
Supporters for Trump, Biden hold events in South Florida as Election Day grows closer (Local 10 News)
Taking in the town halls | Letters to the editor (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

October 16th, 2020

Presidential candidates make final push in Florida, layout economic plans (WPTV)
Tyler Perry financing Florida ‘Souls to the Polls’ events retooled for pandemic social distancing (Sun Sentinel)

October 27th, 2020

Joe Biden campaigning in Florida on Thursday (WESH)
Florida Influencer Poll: Joe Biden wins White House, but Donald Trump takes Florida (Florida Politics)
A Florida man stole a bulldozer, knocked down a fence and stole Biden signs, police said (Washington Post)
Nikki Fried hopes to redefine ‘Florida Man’ in Joe Biden’s push for labor vote (Florida Politics)
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried votes early, stumps for Biden with labor unions (Tallahassee Democrat)

October 19th, 2020

I’m Joe Biden and, Floridians, here’s my plan | Column (The Tampa Bay Times)
Supporters for Trump, Biden hold events in South Florida as Election Day grows closer (Local 10 News)
Taking in the town halls | Letters to the editor (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

October 16th, 2020

Presidential candidates make final push in Florida, layout economic plans (WPTV)
Tyler Perry financing Florida ‘Souls to the Polls’ events retooled for pandemic social distancing (Sun Sentinel)

Gianna Isabella Alfonso
Press Associate  Florida Coordinated Campaign 
Florida For Biden

Biden for President Florida Opens Victory Centers Across State,

Biden for President Florida Opens Victory Centers Across State, Hosts Ridin' with Biden Drive-Thru Yard Sign Distribution Ahead of Debate.

 Biden for President Florida Opens Victory Centers Across State, Hosts Ridin' with Biden Drive-Thru Yard Sign Distribution Ahead of Debate
Joe Biden for President | We are the United States of America. There is not a single thing we cannot do. Are you with us? Join our campaign to elect Joe Biden today!

On Wednesday, October 7, Biden for President Florida will celebrate the opening of Victory Centers around the state with drive-thru sign distributions with local leaders. The events will also serve to show Kamala Harris that Floridians support the Biden-Harris ticket ahead of the Vice Presidential debate that night.

Victory Centers are locations in communities across the state where supporters can pick up campaign supplies, signs, and literature in a COVID-safe environment. They will not have to leave their car. Supporters can also sign-up for a vote-by-mail ballot or volunteer shift to Get Out the Vote.
 Biden for President Florida Opens Victory Centers Across State, Hosts Ridin' with Biden Drive-Thru Yard Sign Distribution Ahead of Debate
Joe Biden for President | We are the United States of America. There is not a single thing we cannot do. Are you with us? Join our campaign to elect Joe Biden today!

On Wednesday, October 7, Biden for President Florida will celebrate the opening of Victory Centers around the state with drive-thru sign distributions with local leaders. The events will also serve to show Kamala Harris that Floridians support the Biden-Harris ticket ahead of the Vice Presidential debate that night.


Victory Centers are locations in communities across the state where supporters can pick up campaign supplies, signs, and literature in a COVID-safe environment. They will not have to leave their car. Supporters can also sign-up for a vote-by-mail ballot or volunteer shift to Get Out the Vote.
Biden for President Florida Opens Victory Centers Across State, Hosts Ridin' with Biden Drive-Thru Yard Sign Distribution Ahead of Debate

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We are fighting for a better, fairer, and brighter future for every American

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We are fighting for a better, fairer, and brighter future for every American: rolling up our sleeves, empowering grassroots voters, and organizing everywhere to take our country back.
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Miami transit workers call facility ‘Little Wuhan,' ...

What Transit Maintenance Workers Need to Know About COVID-19

Miami transit workers call facility ‘Little Wuhan'...


"Bravo does not really care about the employees. We had to sue two months ago to get protective equipment like masks. Even now they’re not doing enough.”

Workers at Miami’s largest public transit facility have given the William Lehman Center a grim nickname: “Little Wuhan.”. The Florida city is now the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with Miami-Dade County recording more than 80,000 cases of COVID-19 and at least 1,270 deaths. Many of the 4,000 workers at...

Read More

What Transit Maintenance Workers Need to Know About COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms often include a fever, cough or shortness of breath. Our understanding of how the virus spreads is evolving as we learn more about it, so check the CDC website for the latest information. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

Recent studies indicate that the virus can be spread by people before they develop symptoms (pre-symptomatic) or who never develop symptoms (asymptomatic). It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Cloth face coverings may prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from transmitting it to others. These face coverings are not surgical masks or respirators and are not appropriate substitutes for them in workplaces where masks or respirators are recommended or required.

As a transit maintenance worker, how can I protect myself?

For transit maintenance workers, potential sources of exposure include close contact with a coworker with COVID-19, contacting surfaces touched or handled by a person with COVID-19, or by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

  • Limit close contact with others by maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet, when possible.
  • Avoid touching surfaces often touched by transit passengers.
  • Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces following the directions on the cleaning product’s label.
  • Proper hand hygiene is an important infection control measure. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Key times to clean hands in general include:
    • Before, during, and after preparing food
    • Before eating food
    • After using the toilet
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

    Read More

Miami transit workers call facility ‘Little Wuhan,' fear bosses did not take COVID warnings from NYC

Miami transit workers call facility ‘Little Wuhan,' fear bosses did not take COVID warnings from NYC

"Bravo does not really care about the employees. We had to sue two months ago to get protective equipment like masks. Even now they’re not doing enough.”

Workers at Miami’s largest public transit facility have given the William Lehman Center a grim nickname: “Little Wuhan.”. The Florida city is now the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with Miami-Dade County recording more than 80,000 cases of COVID-19 and at least 1,270 deaths. Many of the 4,000 workers at...

Read More

What Transit Maintenance Workers Need to Know About COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms often include a fever, cough or shortness of breath. Our understanding of how the virus spreads is evolving as we learn more about it, so check the CDC website for the latest information. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

Recent studies indicate that the virus can be spread by people before they develop symptoms (pre-symptomatic) or who never develop symptoms (asymptomatic). It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Cloth face coverings may prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from transmitting it to others. These face coverings are not surgical masks or respirators and are not appropriate substitutes for them in workplaces where masks or respirators are recommended or required.

As a transit maintenance worker, how can I protect myself?

For transit maintenance workers, potential sources of exposure include close contact with a coworker with COVID-19, contacting surfaces touched or handled by a person with COVID-19, or by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

  • Limit close contact with others by maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet, when possible.
  • Avoid touching surfaces often touched by transit passengers.
  • Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces following the directions on the cleaning product’s label.
  • Proper hand hygiene is an important infection control measure. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Key times to clean hands in general include:
    • Before, during, and after preparing food
    • Before eating food
    • After using the toilet
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

    Read More

Get To Know The Real Commissioner Eileen Higgins

Get To Know The Real Commissioner Eileen Higgins

She Wants To Spend Billions On Chinese Backed Monorail

She thinks it’s okay to attack home-grown Miami families...

She Wants To Spend Billions On Chinese Backed Monorail

She thinks it’s okay to attack home-grown Miami families...

Monorail Project Faces New Hurdles After County Ethics Report

Monorail Project Faces New Hurdles After County Ethics Report

United Teachers of Dade started this petition to Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and  While positive COVID-19 cases are increasing in our community daily and disparately affecting minority communities nationwide, Mayor Carlos Gimenez is moving towards opening Head Start programs throughout Miami-Dade County and exposing our youngest—possibly most vulnerable—students and families to harm.

Tuesday, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners could take a second look at a massive transit plan crossing from the City of Miami to Miami Beach

It’s a controversy that’s dragged on for two years. Now, ethics investigators file their report on a meeting in Asia, much of it shielded from public view. NBC 6 Investigative Reporter Phil Prazan takes a look at how this could scrap a $700 million transit plan in the county.

The $770 million plan known as “Baylink” faces another hurdle - this one of transparency and public trust - after a county ethics report, stern words from the county’s inspector general, and a call to scrap the plan by the Commissioner representing Miami Beach.

In May, the Board approved Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s administration to review the plan and begin low-level negotiations with a business group based on a proposal by the Miami Beach Monorail Consortium, a group led by infrastructure developer Meridiam, an Asian casino-entertainment developer Genting Group, and Aqualand Development. Genting and Aqualand are minority partners.

Genting Group owns the former-Miami Herald location along Biscayne Bay in the hopes to develop the land and have it be the launching station for the Baylink transit project.


 

United Teachers of Dade started this petition to Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and  While positive COVID-19 cases are increasing in our community daily and disparately affecting minority communities nationwide, Mayor Carlos Gimenez is moving towards opening Head Start programs throughout Miami-Dade County and exposing our youngest—possibly most vulnerable—students and families to harm.

Tuesday, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners could take a second look at a massive transit plan crossing from the City of Miami to Miami Beach

It’s a controversy that’s dragged on for two years. Now, ethics investigators file their report on a meeting in Asia, much of it shielded from public view. NBC 6 Investigative Reporter Phil Prazan takes a look at how this could scrap a $700 million transit plan in the county.

The $770 million plan known as “Baylink” faces another hurdle - this one of transparency and public trust - after a county ethics report, stern words from the county’s inspector general, and a call to scrap the plan by the Commissioner representing Miami Beach.

In May, the Board approved Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s administration to review the plan and begin low-level negotiations with a business group based on a proposal by the Miami Beach Monorail Consortium, a group led by infrastructure developer Meridiam, an Asian casino-entertainment developer Genting Group, and Aqualand Development. Genting and Aqualand are minority partners.

Genting Group owns the former-Miami Herald location along Biscayne Bay in the hopes to develop the land and have it be the launching station for the Baylink transit project.


 

Say NO to Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez’s #Tuskegee2020 Experiment

Say NO to Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez’s #Tuskegee2020 Experiment

United Teachers of Dade started this petition to Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and  While positive COVID-19 cases are increasing in our community daily and disparately affecting minority communities nationwide, Mayor Carlos Gimenez is moving towards opening Head Start programs throughout Miami-Dade County and exposing our youngest—possibly most vulnerable—students and families to harm.
Tell Mayor Carlos Gimenez to put a stop to this madness while we can still protect the lives and safety of black and brown children and their families.

While positive COVID-19 cases are increasing in our community daily and disparately affecting minority communities nationwide, Mayor Carlos Gimenez is moving towards opening Head Start programs throughout Miami-Dade County and exposing our youngest—possibly most vulnerable—students and families to harm. 
 
READ. SIGN. SHARE.

Tell Mayor Carlos Gimenez to put a stop to this madness while we can still protect the lives and safety of black and brown children and their families.
 
Responsible experts have called for a 14-day reduction in COVID-19 cases before reopening society, yet we are doing so in Miami-Dade County despite being the epicenter for the virus in Florida. Currently, we are seeing larger than ever increases in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19. 
 
Moreover, children have now started to fall sick and die even though they were initially thought to be immune to COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have dubbed this condition "multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children."

 

United Teachers of Dade started this petition to Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and  While positive COVID-19 cases are increasing in our community daily and disparately affecting minority communities nationwide, Mayor Carlos Gimenez is moving towards opening Head Start programs throughout Miami-Dade County and exposing our youngest—possibly most vulnerable—students and families to harm.
Tell Mayor Carlos Gimenez to put a stop to this madness while we can still protect the lives and safety of black and brown children and their families.

While positive COVID-19 cases are increasing in our community daily and disparately affecting minority communities nationwide, Mayor Carlos Gimenez is moving towards opening Head Start programs throughout Miami-Dade County and exposing our youngest—possibly most vulnerable—students and families to harm. 
 
READ. SIGN. SHARE.

Tell Mayor Carlos Gimenez to put a stop to this madness while we can still protect the lives and safety of black and brown children and their families.
 
Responsible experts have called for a 14-day reduction in COVID-19 cases before reopening society, yet we are doing so in Miami-Dade County despite being the epicenter for the virus in Florida. Currently, we are seeing larger than ever increases in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19. 
 
Moreover, children have now started to fall sick and die even though they were initially thought to be immune to COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have dubbed this condition "multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children."

 

Miami-Dade Transit Union Launches 'Ride Not Die' Campaign Amid Corona Virus Pandemic

Miami-Dade Transit Union Launches 'Ride Not Die' Campaign Amid Corona Virus Pandemic

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Jeff Mitchell
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Jeff Mitchell
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Jeffery W. Mitchell, President

Transport Workers Union, Local 291
6355 N.W. 36th Street Suite 502
Virginia Gardens, FL. 33166.
Office:(305) 526-8077
Fax:305-526-8078
Cell: 786-586-7851
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Joseph D’Elia
Joseph D’EliaExecutive Vice-President
Joseph D’Elia
Joseph D’EliaExecutive Vice-President
Joseph D’Elia, Executive Vice-President

Transport Workers Union, Local 291
6355 N.W. 36th Street Suite 502
Virginia Gardens, FL. 33166
Office:(305) 526-8077
Fax:305-526-8078
Website: www.twu291.org

Cassandra Gilbert
Cassandra GilbertSecretory-Treøsurer
Cassandra Gilbert
Cassandra GilbertSecretory-Treøsurer
Cassandra Gilbert, Treasurer

TWU Local 291, AFL-CIO
6355 N.W. 36th Street Suite 502
Virginia Gardens, FL. 33166
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Latonya Redmond
Latonya RedmondRecording Secretary
Latonya Redmond
Latonya RedmondRecording Secretary
Latonya Redmond, Recording Secretary

TWU Local 291, AFL-
6355 N.W. 36th Street Suite 502
Virginia Gardens, FL. 33166
USA
Email: redmondlatonva@gmail.com
Mobile: (786)246-1348

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