Fast food workers across America as getting tired of the vast difference between the salaries of the corporate bigwigs and their meager earnings. The difference, by the way, is astounding. According to a Nerdwallet report, if broken down into an hourly wage, the CEO of McDonald's would earn $9,247 ... More >>
Last week, McDonald's workers in New York, California, and Michigan filed class-action lawsuits against the fast-food giant. They claim Mickey D's "illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their time cards, not paying overtime, and ordering them to work off the clock," according to the Ne ... More >>
As Riptide reported yesterday, Barbara Jordan believes Miami-Dade public employees' salaries shouldn't be available online. She's even introduced a resolution to strip that info from the web.Maybe it was the county commissioner's commanding Aug. 14 re-election that emboldened her to make such a move ... More >>
At the Miami Herald, staffers are facing two weeks of unpaid furloughs this year and a hiring freeze has left key jobs unfilled for months. The paper's parent company, McClatchy, saw revenues drop 8 percent last year while advertising plummeted by 9 percent. So news that McClatchy has handsomely rew ... More >>
After a fantastic performance over the past few years -- from backing a grotesquely bad Marlins stadium deal to voting for a billion-dollar tunnel to nowhere to faithfully rewarding their corporate backers -- Miami-Dade County commissioners sure seemed due for a hefty pay raise. Right?Nah, Dade v ... More >>
The recently completed first phase of the park.The University of Miami is getting into the hotel business withplans to construct an 18-story hotel as part of its Life Science and Technology Park. However, given its Overtown location, it will not target regular tourists. The hotel will include con ... More >>
Remember the time that the New York Yankee's Alex Rodriguez's annual salary was greater than the entire roster of the Florida Marlins combined? Well, the Marlins have agreed to increase their payroll in anticipation of moving into their own ballpark, and now A-Rod only makes about 57 percent of w ... More >>
In this week's New Times, we lay out four reasons you should support billionaire Norman Braman's efforts to recall County Mayor Carlos Alvarez. We're obviously not alone in believing the measure has merit -- Braman announced last night that more than 90,000 folks in Dade County have already signe ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke tackles high school football coaching salaries.Florida -- and Miami-Dade -- seriously need to change the way high school ... More >>
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff rewards lackey with $220,000 compensation package.Today, the Miami city commission has a number of special public hearings to decide the fate of the city's budget and how to spend a whole lot of millions of dollars meant to alleviate slum and blight in Overtown and the O ... More >>
photo by Tim Elfrink This cop wants you to know his biblical thoughts on Tomas Regalado.They packed City Hall by the dozens this afternoon -- the firefighters in bright yellow, the police in dark blue, the general service workers in civvies. They beat the floor, pounded the windows and wh ... More >>
Revisorweb via wikimedia commonsA salary survey of 1,400 culinary professionasl by StarChefs.com found that Miami and New York executive chefs were paid more in 2009 than their counterparts in other U.S. cities. The average salary for an executive chef here was reported at $101,400 - not far from ... More >>
Hit Play! is an up-and-coming outfit boasting a cool local punk rock pedigree, with members coming from bands like Against All Authority, the Stop Motion, and Underpaid. This here MP3 is the opener of the band's upcoming In Case of Emergency EP. What fun! Gaston de la Vega on bass and Machbeth Pr ... More >>
A couple months ago, the City of Miami's budget was about as well-balanced as Gary Busey on PCP. The Commission, Mayor Manny Diaz and the city's three unions staged a vicious tug-of-war over who would feel the most pain in plugging a $118 million hole.But as Tomas Regalado prepares to take o ... More >>
screencap via CBS4Apparently Mayor Carlos Alvarez didn't think the budget meeting would pack enough drama into his day, so he decided to schedule an early-afternoon news conference yesterday to call out the Miami Herald. You can watch the nearly hourlong proceedings on CBS4's website. " ... More >>
The group that gathered last night for the City of Miami mayoral debate between commissioners Tomas Regalado and Joe Sanchez made Joe Wilson, Kanye West, and Serena Williams look like upstanding examples of manners. Maybe they didn't get the message they're supposed to act civilly for the next we ... More >>
Why are so many cities laying off little guys and not cutting executives' porcine salaries?
Facing a $427 million deficit, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez promised he would thin out the county executive offices by 10 percent in his proposed budget. The Herald has written a fair amount about this lately. So have we. What you might not know is that two of them with monster salari ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUPDATE: Earlier this week, Miami-Dade County spokeswoman Vicki Mallette responded to my earlier report regarding executive salaries. I apologize to my readers for not posting her response sooner.She insisted that Alvarez is proposing in the budget a ten percent reduction to the coun ... More >>
When in doubt, pay the chiefs and forget the workers.
Check out how Mr. Zero dealt with a crappy situation.
Sure, the economy's bad here in South Florida. Workers are getting laid off, salaries slashed, homes foreclosed upon. But have some pity for the poor Deutsche Bank employees in Germany. According to the London Independent, senior executives of the German Bank can no longer expense brothel visits or ... More >>
Vince Neil remains
This just in to the Riptide desk! An earth-rattling news bulletin! Joe Arriola has nothing to say! Miami's usually braggadocious former city manager declined comment about the $1.1 million in bonuses he awarded to non-union employees earlier this year. Arriola approved the bonuses despite even ... More >>
May mean more lawlessness
Who says it doesn't pay?
Voters gave Miami's city commissioners a huge raise, but that hasn't stopped them from keeping their day jobs
Teachers union to school district: We demand higher health insurance costs. School district: Okay, boss. HMO to lobbyist: Thanks a million.
When family members or cronies need a job, Dade county politicians drop them off at the airport
Glenn Terry thinks a salary hike is the answer to Miami's commission woes. Others insist it's money for nothing.