New Year, New Job

Made it Twitter-official today, after a soft launch on my personal Facebook and Instagram accounts earlier this week: I’ve been offered, and have accepted, the position of a full-time staff reporter at Orlando Weekly, which is part of the national Euclid Media Group. It’s also a sister publication to Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, which isContinue reading “New Year, New Job”

Roundup of latest works

It’s been a hot minute since I provided an update on what I’ve been up to professionally and more. TBH: It’s been a busy few months, attending the fantastic Labor Notes Conference in Chicago in June (my first!), meeting other fellow labor journalists and unionists, learning more about what’s going on across the country andContinue reading “Roundup of latest works”

‘WTF Florida?’ with Michael Sainato and Maximillian Alvarez for the Working People Podcast

Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking with labor journalist Michael Sainato and Real News Network editor-in-chief Maximillian Alvarez about Florida’s 2022 legislative session for a bonus episode of the Working People podcast. Specifically, we talked about the life and death of Florida’s “anti-union” legislation, Republican lawmakers’ attack on abortion rights, so-called culture warContinue reading “‘WTF Florida?’ with Michael Sainato and Maximillian Alvarez for the Working People Podcast”

Florida Airport Workers Call for Fair Wages, Safer Working Conditions

Last week, essential workers at two major airports in Florida — Tampa International (TPA) and Orlando International (MCO) — held actions with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32 BJ, to call attention to low wages, as well as issues like short-staffing, paltry job benefits, and intimidation from employers for workplace organizing. On Tuesday, workersContinue reading “Florida Airport Workers Call for Fair Wages, Safer Working Conditions”

Florida’s Minimum Wage Increased to $10 Last Month — And That’s Just the Beginning

Last month, I wrote about Florida’s first major minimum wage increase since the passage of Florida’s $15 minimum wage amendment in 2020, approved by about 61% of Florida voters.