Up until this morning Florida's Bill Nelson was one of just three Democrats left in the senate who didn't support the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. After Equality Florida luanched a "twitterbomb" on him last week though, Nelson announced he'd sign on as a co-sponsor.
As Alex Rodriguez fights for his baseball-playing life in New York this week, he's forbidden from discussing the details of the case before an arbitrator who will decide whether Major League Baseball's 211-game ban will stand. But that didn't stop A-Rod from suing MLB last night over its investigati ... More >>
Six weeks ago, Miami-Dade County commissioners refused to touch the property tax rate, knowing that without an increase they'd have to drastically chop services. County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's solution -- shuttering 22 libraries -- was met with a rowdy public protest. This weekend, Gimenez told comm ... More >>
60 Minutes is reporting this morning that Alex Rodriguez may have done quiet possibly the most Alex Rodriguez thing ever to cover his own ass. The report indicates that in the weeks after Miami New Times broke the Biogenesis story, Alex Rodriguez's inner circle obtained and leaked documents that im ... More >>
The number one rule of a robbery is never leave anything behind that could identify you, yet Florida thieves lately are having a hard time following that simple guideline. Anthony Thomas is accused of stealing from a gas station in Ocala. How did cops find him? Oh, he left behind a job application ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved an 8 percent rate increase to water and sewer bills, which means homeowners will begin paying about $4 more a month on their average water bill. The funds are meant to cover the cost of issuing $4.2 billion -- yes that's with a b -- in bon ... More >>
The Perry Hotel is about to transform into the modern and eco-friendly 1 Hotel. The $100 million renovation, which will begin in the spring, is a "full gut of nearly everything in the property," according to the property owner, Starwood Capital chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht. In an interview wit ... More >>
1,209 workers will find themselves out of work soon. American Airlines has filed a notice with the state that it plans to layoff 1,414 people between November 16 and December 16, just in time for the holidays. The vast majority of those jobs will be coming from Miami International Airport. Updated.
If you're a government worker claiming to have been injured on the job and seeking workers' comp benefits, it's a good idea to at least pretend to be injured. Jacquelyn V. Myers, a 55-year-old postal worker stationed in Tallahassee, was caught running in the world's most famous marathon -- all while ... More >>
Cody Conner, 17, walked into an adult novelty store in Debary with a loaded gun and intended to stick-up the cashier. Instead, the employee talked Conner out of the robbery, and actually convinced the kid to fill out a job application.Of course Conner won't be getting the job. The employee turned ... More >>
A rally, organized by the Florida AFL-CIO to oppose Florida Senate Bill 2106 is planned for this afternoon, February 21 at 3 p.m. in front of Outback Steakhouse in Miami Lakes. The Florida AFL-CIO is inviting all restaurant workers who work for tips and union members to show up in 1980s garb and ... More >>
There are bosses, and then there are bad bosses. Orlando Valdez would seem to fall into the second category, at least according to Angela Castillo. When Castillo, a South Miami Hospital CAT scan technician, found out that her brother had unexpectedly died last month, she says she told Valdez th ... More >>
Less than a week after the departure of CEO Jerry Power and a day after mass layoffs were announced, the crumbling Plum TV luxury media empire now faces another loss. President Robert Gregory is leaving to take the same position at Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Of course, considering the state he left ... More >>
Just days after the resignation of CEO Jerry Powers, it seems Plum TV is headed for an uncertain future. Plum airs luxury lifestyle coverage on cable networks in a few high-end markets across America, including Miami Beach, Nantucket and Aspen, and recently launched magazines in Miami and the Ham ... 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 >>
It's not a particularly great time to be unemployed in America right now, a fact far too many of us know first hand, and if you're looking for a job in South Florida things aren't looking too good. Forbes.com has ranked Miami as the third worst job market in the country. Though, the site cites an ... 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 >>
Monday, we brought you protest images from a spot near a West Miami Publix, where the Coalition of Immokalee Workers staged a protest. The CIW is a farmworkers union seeking a contractual commitment from Publix to ensure fair wages and conditions for workers. So far Burger King, Taco Bell, McDonald' ... 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 >>
My, how sexual harassment claims have evolved. In the nineties, the headlines always went like this: Pretty Young Female Subordinate Sues Insensitive Boss. You didn't hear much about the unfortunate boys who were groped, gawked at or objectified on the job. But check this out: A group of Miami-base ... More >>
Something tells us that if Shaquille "Kobe, Tell Me How my Ass Taste" O'Neal has heard of Liberty City flea market rapper Geisha, he's a fan. It's Friday morning, as good a time as any to post the new ditty that has all the kids singing along... about arching up their backs and tooting up their ass ... More >>
Charlie Crist may be his party's most gung-ho supporter of Obama's stimulus plan, but not all Republicans in Tallahassee are quite as excited. Congressional leaders may reject a plan to widen unemployment benefits, because they fear it could increase taxes on businesses, and cost the State more in t ... More >>
The picture of what exactly happened at Ocean Drive on Tuesday is starting to become clearer. All Purpose Dark points us to a press release put out by Niche Media, the mag's publisher, last night. As we were the first to report, Glenn Albin and Carlos Suarez are indeed heading to New York and will ... More >>
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Craigslist's free online classified ads are at least partially responsible for the downturn in newspaper revenue (leading papers to accept controversial DVD inserts, for example), but a certain section will now charge users to post on its South Florida site. Beginning on October 15th, employers will ... More >>
Free your wallet at Poplife.
Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a small change in how it categorizes people in annual surveys. For the last 40 years, the EEOC document has provided one box for. . . um, Portuguese/Spanish/Pan-Latin Americans to check. That box was called "Hispanic." But that box is ... More >>
May mean more lawlessness
Demolition of the Everglades Hotel
Where has the Daniel Azoulay Gallery gone?
Voters gave Miami's city commissioners a huge raise, but that hasn't stopped them from keeping their day jobs
Is Judy Johnson trying to save APWU Local 172? Or is she part of the problem?
This Kendall dealership sells pretty cars, but six former employees claim that working there is pretty ugly
It was easy for the county to pass a law requiring workers to earn a living wage. It wasn't so easy making it stick.
The Green Party stumbles toward election day
For the workers life is no carnival, believe it or not
Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.
The City of Miami's version of the EEOC hasn't upheld a discrimination claim in years
Dan Corcoran might be the first Metro firefighter ever demoted for carrying a derringer, but is he the only one who ever packed a pistol?