Updates from Alachua County Labor Coalition

Fight for $15, Orlando — April 14

It’s time to take the Fight for $15 to the streets!

Nearly 64 million hardworking Americans make less than $15 an hour. That’s just not right – and on April 14, we’re standing together in Orlando to yell “enough.” Are you with us? We’re rallying to show that we support $15 and union rights for all working people. Fast-food workers will go on strike in 300 cities, including Orlando. 

The workers’ protests, timed to hit just before Tax Day, will zero in on McDonald’s, highlighting how the world’s second-largest employer and the industry leader in the fast food and service economies is driving a race to the bottom that is undercutting wages across the economy and resulting in nearly 64 million workers being paid less than $15.

A group of people from Gainesville and the ACLC are driving down in a rented van, meeting at the new Labor Coalition office. Please message Sheila Payne on Facebook if you can join us.

For more information and updates after-the-fact, see the Facebook event at:



ACLC General Meeting with Guest Speaker from Central Florida Jobs With Justice — April 26

An organizer from Central Florida Jobs With Justice will speak at this month’s ACLC general meeting on April 26 at the Mennonite Church, 1236 NW 18th Avenue, in Gainesville.

Central Florida Jobs With Justice is a coalition consisting of labor unions, community organizations, faith based groups and students working together to build power for working people. We are a part of the national Jobs with Justice which is a network of over 45 coalitions organizing in their communities along side with us for social and economic justice.

Learn more at:



County Commission Meeting on Living Wage Campaign — April 12

This issue of the Iguana will be out after this meeting takes place, but learn more about the issue and the outcome on the ACLC Facebook page at:


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