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Florida construction workers fight for unpaid wages as bill to block anti-wage theft ordinances moves forward
Early Friday morning, Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted to approve county Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s proposed budget of $6.1 billion, which includes funding to enforce the county’s wage theft ordinance.
According to a press release issued Thursday by the mayor’s office:
“The Wage Theft Ordinance has proven to be an effective tool More…
South Florida construction workers tell The Florida Independent that about 40 to 45 men, after weeks of being stiffed out of their wages, were paid with checks issued by Florida Shell Construction at the Northwest Gardens worksite on Thursday.
Andres, a worker who asked we not use his last name, tells the More…
Broward County construction workers who said Monday that they have not been paid for several weeks of work at a Fort Lauderdale building project are looking at their legal options to recover their wages. #
Carol Bowen, director of government affairs for Florida’s Associated Builders and Contractors, confirmed yesterday that her organization is a member of a coalition of construction groups, with at least 30 members involved in all aspects of building and contracting, that supports the “Wage Protection” bill filed by state Rep. Tom Goodson More…,