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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 He may have repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and allowed gay citizens to serve openly in the armed forces.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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 MSNBC.com. In ... More >>
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.
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 >>
When in doubt, pay the chiefs and forget the workers.
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 >>
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 >>
Grovites decry kiosks as empty vessels.
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 >>
Pan American Hospital, an icon in Cuban Miami, is fighting for life as it battles its own employees
Either FTAA protesters viciously assaulted police, or police viciously assaulted protesters
WPLG-TV (Channel 10)
You may call it embezzlement, but charitable union officials have a more polite term: Misspending
"It's business as usual here."
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.
Miami-Dade bus driver Ezell Robinson has taken issue with his bosses and his union leadership, which may explain why he's now unemployed
Pugilists and stars hope to unionize the sweet science
For two years Goya Foods has waged a war to prevent its workers from unionizing. Now things are starting to get really ugly.
Letters from the issue of May 4, 2000
The Jackson Memorial nurses' union is troubled by controversy about everything from bad accounting to homophobia
For Homestead's working poor, the thought of joining a union can be frightening. So how do you fight the fear?
Mizerine St. Fort once worked for Goodwill. Now she's suing the venerable nonprofit.
Metro-Dade Community College president Eduardo Padron has won a reputation as a take-charge leader -- and an intellectual thug
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.
Michael Moore says Borders bookstore hates him because he's a pro-union gadfly. They say he's blowing everything out of proportion.
He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most
Dave Lawrence really wants you to know what he thinks of those fiendish Detroit newspaper strikers
Labor organizer Monica Russo helps Dade's nursing home workers form a more perfect union
Hard times for the one and only union at Miami's one and only Channel 10
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.
AFL-CIO union organizers are knocking on doors at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the nurses are flinging them wide open