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26 01, 2016

*Update from Florida’s Capitol on Senate Bill 120*

By |January 26th, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee decided to postpone hearing Senate Bill 120 today, as there was not enough time to hear public testimony and to debate the Competitive Workforce Act. The Committee Chair, Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami) pledged to all who made the trip to Tallahassee that his committee would place [...]

26 01, 2016

Top Florida Employers Urge Lawmakers to Vote “Yes” for Competitive Workforce Act Today

By |January 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce push for passage of Senate Bill 120 in Senate Judiciary Committee meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. today (Tallahassee, Fla.) – Top executives, and business and community leaders representing the Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) coalition joined lawmakers in the State Capitol this morning to demonstrate support for [...]

22 01, 2016

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By |January 22nd, 2016|Espanol|0 Comments

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21 01, 2016

Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Joins Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce

By |January 21st, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

-Chamber 80,000-network-strong adds heft to statewide coalition pushing for passage of the Competitive Workforce Act- (Tallahassee, Fla.) – Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) welcomed the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) to the statewide coalition today. Recognized as one of the Top Five Chambers in the Nation by the United States Hispanic [...]

15 01, 2016

Senator Travis Hutson Becomes Second Republican to Co-Introduce Florida’s Competitive Workforce Act in the Senate

By |January 15th, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

-Legislation would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, public housing and accommodations- (Tallahassee, Fla.) – Florida Senator Travis Hutson (R-Palm Coast) today joined Florida Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) in becoming the second GOP Senator to co-introduce the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, a bill aimed at protecting Florida’s LGBT community against discrimination in the workplace, public housing [...]

14 01, 2016

Opinion Editorial: State’s business community supports anti-discrimination measure in the Legislature

By |January 14th, 2016|News Article|0 Comments

Liliam M. López, Special to the Miami Herald; Jan. 13, 2016 - Most entrepreneurs support a federal law to protect LGBT against discrimination in public accommodations. Florida measure along the same lines would make state better place to live and work. When I co-founded the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) more than 20 years [...]

11 01, 2016

Florida Realtors Support Fair Housing, Anti-Discrimination Measure before the Florida Legislature

By |January 11th, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

-State anti-discrimination protections a top priority for LGBT homebuyers- (Tallahassee, Fla.) – In a nationwide survey, 97 percent of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) respondents said living in a state with an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance is important, with three out of four respondents saying it is “very important.” This ranked second only to “living in [...]

6 01, 2016

Opinion Editorial: State needs to follow Tampa Bay area’s lead in passing anti-discrimination measure

By |January 6th, 2016|News Article|0 Comments

Chris Latvala, Special to The Tampa Tribune; Jan. 6, 2016 - For many of us living in the Tampa Bay area, it seems difficult to believe that people living in other areas of our state can be fired simply for being gay. It’s true. Although Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are among 37 counties and municipalities in [...]

5 01, 2016

Senator Jack Latvala First Republican to Co-Introduce Florida’s Competitive Workforce Act in the Senate

By |January 5th, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

-Legislation would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, public housing and accommodations- (Tallahassee, Fla.) – Florida Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) today became the first Republican Senator to co-introduce the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, a bill aimed at protecting Florida’s LGBT community against discrimination in the workplace, public housing and accommodations. Senate Bill 120 by Sen. Joe [...]

22 12, 2015

Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce Recognizes Florida Cities Forging a Path to End Discrimination

By |December 22nd, 2015|Press Release|0 Comments

- Three Florida Cities Make List of Top U.S. Cities for LGBT Inclusivity - (Tallahassee, Fla.) – The Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) coalition today recognized Florida cities for their leadership in providing anti-discrimination policies that protect gay and transgender people from discrimination.  Orlando, St. Petersburg and Wilton Manors (Broward County) each scored [...]