On Tuesday, April 16th, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of passing a Wage Recovery Ordinance in Alachua County.
Thank you to all Labor Party Members whose effort and support helped pass this ordinance. It has been rewarding to work side by side with other labor party members and the Alachua County Wage Theft Task Force. All the hours spent raising the issue of wage theft with the community, faith leaders, organizations, and businesses, has shown that the driving force of committed and concerned citizens is how we can bring progressive change to the community.
A message from the Alachua County Wage Theft Task Force:
The Task Force believes that Alachua County’s passage of the state’s third Wage Theft Ordinance (Wage Recovery Ordinance, in our case) will be recognized as a model to follow in order to improve business relations and fairness in the workplace.
We would like to thank every single individual, business, and organization who came together to make democracy work in favor of those who need it most. We would also like to recognize Alachua County Commissioners Mike Byerly, Hutch Htchinson, and Chales “Chuck” Chestnut for their leadership and willingness to work with the Task Force in order to protect their constituents and businesses.
(Click on each commissioner’s name to send them a Thank You Note!!!)
As we celebrate, we should also bear in mind that our work is not over. We must continue to organize against Tallahassee’s preemption bills that could undo all of our hard work.
The last day of session is Friday, May 3rd, and even though the senate bill has ran into some obstacles, we shouldn’t put it past Tallahassee to pull a stunt at the last minute. Keep making phone calls to the Judiciary Committee until the 23rd!!
Together we can celebrate a complete victory on Friday, May 3.
-The Task Force
Another thanks to the Labor Party being a forefront group to this campaign!