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Cracker Barrel says 73-year-old Joe Koblenzer violated company policy but the Vietnam veteran says he was just doing the right thing. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Vet Claims Cracker Barrel Fired Him For Giving Muffin To Needy Person

Joe Koblenzer, 73, a Vietnam vet, lost his job after giving the muffin to a homeless man.

CBS Tampa–06/26/2014

WFLA News Channel 8 morning anchor Rod Carter reports live from the March on Washington in August 2013 (photo credit: WFLA/Rod Carter)

The Current: U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor on ObamaCare & immigration, former U.S. Labor Sec. Hilda Solis, WFLA’s Rod Carter covers March on Washington, Florida Hospital on robotic surgery

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 8th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor on enrollment in […]

CBS Tampa–09/12/2013

CBS Radio and Hungry Howie's Pizza have partnered to present Blessings in a Backpack which will feed Tampa Bay low-income schoolchildren for three years

The Current: Millie Herrera of U.S. Labor Dept, Working Women of Tampa Bay, Blessings in a Backpack, OneBlood Blood Drives

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 1st) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Millie Herrera, former Southeast Regional Representative at […]

CBS Tampa–09/04/2013

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Minimum Wage Workers Get Pay Raise In 2013

Florida’s minimum wage earners are about to get a 12-cents-an-hour boost.

CBS Tampa–12/29/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Middle Class Economic Plan: Work More, Make Less

Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.

09/03/2012

File photo of waitstaff at work. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Florida Considers Lowering Minimum Wage To $2.13 For Tipped Employees

A controversial piece of legislation has moved forward that would, if enacted, lowerFlorida state minimum wage to $2.13.

02/17/2012

WINTER GARDEN, FL -  A worker picks oranges on a tree in a commercial grove.(Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Labor officials keeping eye on Fla. growers

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Federal labor officials have a warning for growers in central Florida: pay farmworkers fair wages.

CBS Tampa–12/01/2011