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Big Money Knocks Paid Sick Leave Off Florida Ballot

Business groups won a victory over working people when, despite 50,000 signatures on a petition backing paid sick leave, a judge prevented the bill from becoming a ballot initiative.

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As for Orange County, Shabo says, “One of the saddest things about this is that it shows that those with so much special interest money, and so much clout, really do stand in the way of modernizing our laws and modernizing the policies that working families need.”

Josh Eidelson ( is a Nation contributor and was a union organizer for five years. He covers labor as a contributing writer at Salon and In These Times. Check out his blog or follow him on Twitter.

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