Access to affordable and quality healthcare for low-income families is one of the most pressing issues facing Florida. RISEP’s work shows that Florida consistently ranks near the bottom of states with percent of workers covered, with large disparities for minority groups. Florida’s low-wage and part-time workforce suffer the most, but increasingly middle income families are going without coverage as well.
On November 16 the Economic Policy Institute released a new briefing paper showing that the percent of the population that has health insurance through an employer, either their own or a relative’s, has declined every year since 2000
This report is based on surveys conducted with four hundred construction workers on large construction sites in South Florida in 2006. The survey elicited information on the safety training received, personal protective safety equipment regularly used, and the safety policies and practices of the employers of these workers.
Over 3.5 million Florida workers do not have paid sick leave. Only 54% of Florida workers have paid sick leave. Four out of the top five industries in Florida, accounting for 59% of Florida workers, provide no more than 50% of their workers with paid sick days nationally
Healthy Work: What are the consequences of not providing health insurance on two county GOB projects
Two Miami-Dade County GOB projects, the renovation of the Orange Bowl and the expansion of Jackson South Community Hospital...
This report provides a portrait of the uninsured in the state of Florida.