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We are very excited to welcome Tim Tia as our new Coordinator! You have most likely seen Tim around town volunteering at our events or organizing UF students on campus against Richard Spencer.  He is incredibly excited to start work at the Alachua County Labor Coalition: "I'm honored by this opportunity, and I'm excited to fight for the working people of Alachua County."  We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Tim's successors, Katy Burnett & Miguel Valdez.  Both of them have been awesome and we look forward to continuing to work with them.
Welcome Tim Tia, our new Coordinator.
*~*~ACLC HOLIDAY POTLUCK~*~*

Tuesday, December 19th

6 PM at WORKING FOOD

219 NW 10th Avenue

Bring a yummy dish to help us celebrate a year of wonderful successes!  Beverages provided.

Come share your food and yourselves.  We so want you here with us.

For questions contact Marilyn at marilyn@laborcoalition.org

Want to see Gainesville divest from fossil fuels and private prisons?

 

Please sign our petition at http://tinyurl.com/divest-gainesville. For more information, contact DivestGainesville@gmail.com.

Here in Gainesville, our city has approximately $120 million in public funds, which are held primarily with SunTrust Bank.

 

  • SunTrust is one of the 17 banks that directly funded the Dakota Access Pipeline

  • SunTrust indirectly funds Sabal Trail Pipeline in our own backyard.

  • SunTrust, along with 5 other major banks in this country, funds GeoGroup and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America), the two largest private prison and private detention center corporations in the world. Private prisons are responsible for locking up nearly 20% of federal inmates in this country, creating a financial incentive for the widespread incarceration of poor people and people of color that is devastating communities across the nation.

 

Divest Gainesville wants to see our city withdraw its public funds from SunTrust Bank and review our $350 million in city employee pension funds for ties to fossil fuels and private prisons as well. We are currently researching the most socially responsible alternatives for local city banking, and plan to bring forward suggestions to the Mayor and City Commissioners

 
As we round out the year, we'd like to thank our all of our members and volunteers who have made our successes possible.  We hope that you will bring in the New Year by becoming a member of the Labor Coalition.  We are 100% funded by member contributions--no government grants or corporate funding here!  Our annual members and Committee of 100 supporters keep the lights on.
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