After months of Reemployment Assistance hiccups, Florida receives federal aid
Long lines formed outside of unemployment offices across the state as unemployed Floridians struggled to secure Reemployment Assistance benefits.

After months of Reemployment Assistance hiccups, Florida receives federal aid

“Kind of a nightmare,” was the way third year Lily Burse described applying for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)’s Reemployment Assistance benefits in March, as businesses shuttered across the country and the national unemployment rate shot to its highest point on record due…

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Advocacy organizations call on Gov. DeSantis to protect farmworkers from COVID-19
Farmworker women launch “Harvest without Violence” campaign to end sexual violence in Wendy’s supply chain. (Photo courtesy of Student Farmworker Alliance)

Advocacy organizations call on Gov. DeSantis to protect farmworkers from COVID-19

Florida’s peak growing season is underway, and with it looms the peak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The global pandemic threatens to decimate historically disenfranchised farmworker communities who continue to bear overcrowded living conditions, starvation wages and meager access to medical care while working to…

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Lawmakers propose merging NCF with FSU: What is known, what is not known, and what people think

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Florida House Education Committee passed a proposed bill that would merge New College with Florida State University (FSU) and Florida Polytechnic University with the University of Florida (UF). The details and potential outcomes of this legislation remain unknown, but Rep.…

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