Jobs and Labor

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    No Miami-Dade Police Cuts, Mayor Gimenez Announces

    First it was 228 Miami-Dade police officers facing layoffs, then it was 110. Now, apparently, it's zero. At a press conference yesterday, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez said that no officer job cuts were now on the table for next year's budget after he had come to new agreements with vario ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    City of Miami PD to Hundreds of County Cops Facing Layoffs: Come Join Us

    Next Tuesday 400 Miami-Dade County police officers will gather in a large banquet hall at FIU's football stadium in University Park, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday. The occasion? A frank talk about the officers' future unemployment. Under county mayor Carlos Gimenez's current proposed budget, 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Miami Fast Food Workers: New Website Asks "Are You Robbed on the Job?"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Marlins Under Federal Investigation for Wage Violations

    One needs only look at the Marlins player payroll for evidence that owner Jeffrey Loria is cheap, but news that the team is under federal investigation for wage violations have nothing to do with anything on the field. According to FairWarning, a Labor Department spokesman confirmed that along wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Job Fairs, Stone Crabs, and Trufflemania

    If your weekend was anything like ours, you felt like a wave of salvation flooded over you when you realized it was Monday morning. Oy... rough. And so here we are. With the new week ahead, there are new things to enjoy and discover, like that it's currently truffle and stone crab season -- both o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Obamacare: Miami Rep. Manny Diaz to Suffer Old-Fashioned Sit-In Today

    With the federal government facing a shutdown over Obamacare, Miami workers are taking action today. Dozens of members of a local union plan to sit in at the offices of Hialeah Republican State Rep. Manny Diaz until he talks to them about the state's refusal to accept $5 billion in Medicaid help.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Rick Scott's Job Czar Hunting Deutsch Quits After Collecting Unemployment Benefits While Traveling Through Europe

    Rick Scott tapped Hunting Deutsch to lead the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity earlier this year, a position some refer to as the "Job Czar." Which is kind of ironic, considering Deutsch hadn't been able to find himself a job for nearly three years prior to the appointment. After losing hi ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    LGBT Activists to Protest Obama's Event in Miami Beach Tonight

    Barack Obama may have been the first sitting American president to announce his personal support of gay marriage. He may have repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and allowed gay citizens to serve openly in the armed forces. He may have been the first president to appoint a Transgendered per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    University of Miami Med School to Lay Off 800 Employees

    The Miami economy got a shock today when the county's largest private employer, the University of Miami, filed a notice that it plans to lay off 800 employees from its medical school. The move comes two weeks after university president Donna Shalala said the medical school was planning on cutting ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Miami is the Worst City in America to Find a Job

    ​Looking for a job? Maybe you should also be looking for a new place to live outside South Florida. Not one, but two job listings sites have run the numbers and declared that the Miami metro area is the worst place to find a job in America. Sure, there may be places with higher unemployment, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    The Fresh Market Holds Job Fair in Miami Beach Today

    The Fresh Market is holding a job fair today.​The Fresh Market, mecca for yuppies on a food bender, is having a job fair today in anticipation of its new store opening in Miami Beach.The Fresh Market is having a job fair today from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa. The company is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Florida Violated Its Own Constitution by Not Raising Minimum Wage

    ​Workers being paid the minimum wage can expect to see a six-cent bump in their hourly pay come June 1st after a judge ruled that Florida was violating its own constitution by not raising the rate for 2011. That may not seem like a lot, but it does add up to $124.80 a year for workers putting in 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Rick Scott Flip Flops on Collective Bargaining

    ​In a stunningly speedy political flip-flop, Florida Governor Rick Scott has completely changed his stance on whether or not unions should have collective bargaining rights. He's fallen in step with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-union stance. What made Scott change his mind so fast? Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Rick Scott Promises Not to Screw Unions as Bad as Wisconsin's Scott Walker Wants To

    ​On Sunday, The New York Times editorial board slammed Rick Scott's decision to kill Florida's federally funded high-speed rail system and suggested he was caught up in some high-speed race to out-pander to Tea Partiers faster than other Republican governors. Though, there's one governor Scott app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Burger King Lays Off 261 Local Workers Right Before the Holidays

    The takeover of Burger King by private equity firm 3G Capital continues to have an aftertaste for longtime employees worse than their cardboard-y fries. The Miami-based, quick-meat chain has laid off 413 workers company wide, with about 261 of those coming out of South Florida. The brunt of those la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Happy Holidays, You're Unemployed

    Aflcio via Flickr ​You'd never guess it by the numbers retail stores pulled in over the busiest shopping weekend of the year, but the National unemployment rate is 9.6 percent. And by month's end, close to 2 million will have lost their extended unemployment benefits, according In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Miami Herald to Cut 49 More Jobs

    ​It seemed for a while that the worst for the Miami Herald may be over, but the paper just announced that they're cutting 49 jobs across the Miami Herald Media Company. Nine of those positions will come from the Herald's newsroom, with another six coming from El Nuevo Herald's newsroom.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Miami Executive Chefs Among Highest Paid

    Revisorweb via wikimedia commons​A salary survey of 1,400 culinary professionasl by 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 >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009

    Big Money on Top at Miami-Dade County Hall

    When in doubt, pay the chiefs and forget the workers.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Obama, Biden Snub Manny Diaz's U.S. Conference of Mayors Going-Away Party

    Miami Mayor Manny Diaz's time as head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors has come to an end, and usually the sitting American president sends administration officials to the conference -- this year held in Providence, Rhode Island -- but the Obama administration pulled out. The reason: Providence May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Miami's Deadbeat Mags

    The New York media gossip blogs are aiming their wrath today at two magazines, both with operations based out of Miami, that aren't paying their freelancers. The first is Hip Hop Weekly, a Miami-based rag that covers the hip-hop world in the dumbed down, gossipy style of Us Weekly and the like. Th ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    Shack Attack

    Grovites decry kiosks as empty vessels.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    Have a Coke and a Trial

    U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez has a bad habit of not disclosing apparent conflicts of interests. First came that business on February 28, 2005, when Martinez failed to mention he was a Eucharistic minister, a spiritual leader who serves communion during Catholic mass, when he overturned a ver ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Blunt Trauma

    Pan American Hospital, an icon in Cuban Miami, is fighting for life as it battles its own employees

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Pick Your Reality

    Either FTAA protesters viciously assaulted police, or police viciously assaulted protesters

  • Diversions

    May 15, 2003


    Jilda Unruh

    WPLG-TV (Channel 10)

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    The Firefighter Who Burned His Colleagues

    You may call it embezzlement, but charitable union officials have a more polite term: Misspending

  • City Life

    May 17, 2001

    Best Quote

    "It's business as usual here."

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Tough as Nails

    Three years after the immigrant workers at Aljoma Lumber voted to unionize, they still don't have a contract. Why? José Lamas refuses to give them one.

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Loud, Proud, and Out of Work

    Miami-Dade bus driver Ezell Robinson has taken issue with his bosses and his union leadership, which may explain why he's now unemployed

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    The Fight of Their Lives

    Pugilists and stars hope to unionize the sweet science

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Don't Look for the Union Label

    For two years Goya Foods has waged a war to prevent its workers from unionizing. Now things are starting to get really ugly.

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of May 4, 2000

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Nursing a Grudge

    The Jackson Memorial nurses' union is troubled by controversy about everything from bad accounting to homophobia

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Getting Organized

    For Homestead's working poor, the thought of joining a union can be frightening. So how do you fight the fear?

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Goodwill? Try Ill Will

    Mizerine St. Fort once worked for Goodwill. Now she's suing the venerable nonprofit.

  • News

    November 26, 1998
  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Schoolyard Bully

    Metro-Dade Community College president Eduardo Padron has won a reputation as a take-charge leader -- and an intellectual thug

  • News

    May 1, 1997

    Freedom of Speech in Handcuffs

    Miami police use an obsolete law to arrest two union activists. Too bad they didn't know the ordinance was being taken out of the code.

  • News

    November 28, 1996

    Downsize This!

    Michael Moore says Borders bookstore hates him because he's a pro-union gadfly. They say he's blowing everything out of proportion.

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    The Old School of Power

    He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Union Mad

    Dave Lawrence really wants you to know what he thinks of those fiendish Detroit newspaper strikers

  • News

    March 14, 1996

    United They Stand

    Labor organizer Monica Russo helps Dade's nursing home workers form a more perfect union

  • News

    October 12, 1995

    A Less Than Perfect 10

    Hard times for the one and only union at Miami's one and only Channel 10

  • News

    November 3, 1994
  • News

    July 21, 1993

    Tough Guys Die Hard

    When Miami Beach's top administrator decided to tangle with the city's top cop, everyone knew it would get rough. It's been very rough.

  • News

    July 31, 1991

    Labor Pains

    AFL-CIO union organizers are knocking on doors at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the nurses are flinging them wide open

  • News

    November 28, 1990
  • News

    November 28, 1990
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