David Ramirez

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Miami Beach Rent-a-Cops March on Lincoln Road Today, Demand a Union

    ‚ÄčIt's not likely to draw quite as many stares as the topless protesters who paraded along Lincoln Road last weekend. But the SoBe security guards planning a march today have a much more compelling reason to demonstrate. The guards -- those guys you see pedaling past on mountain bikes every time yo ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009

    Labor Pains

    SoBe's rent-a-cops fight for respect, get fired instead.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    SoBe's Security Guards Fight to Unionize, Get Harassed Instead

    Every day, Richard Ruiz maneuvers his mountain bike through swarms of tourists in neon "I'm in Miami Bitch" T-shirts on Lincoln Road. Sweating through his white uniform, he watches for shoplifters and herds away panhandlers. Once in a while, he breaks up a drunken shoving match. via Wallyg's Flickr ... More >>