Labor Strikes and Disputes

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Burger King and Ronald McDonald Rap Battle For Better Pay: Watch Here (Video)

    Yesterday afternoon, the Burger King and Ronald McDonald got together in a show of solidarity in an old school rap battle against their employees. Why would the clown and the king team up with each other? Well, they've got a lot in common. They're both the faces behind giant mega fast-food corporat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    University of Miami Students Rally as Janitors Prepare to Strike Over Wages

    The campus might not look this tidy come Wednesday.​Four years ago, the 400 janitors who keep the University of Miami's campus clean went on a lengthy hunger strike and inspired two months of student protests in a fierce battle to earn a fair living wage. Looks like round two might be right around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Best of Miami 2010: Best Twitter Feed

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 17, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.​ people familiar with 31-year-old Alfred Spellman probably don't realize the wealth of knowledge and topics that the Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Publix Responds To CIW Protest Actions

    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 >>

  • 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

    September 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    New Officers, No Confidence

    The City of Miami started recruiting new police officers this week. According to a press release on the city's website, "those hired will be able to reap the rewards of a great career in law enforcement under a recently ratified labor agreement, which will offer a starting annual salary of $44,592 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007
  • Culture

    March 1, 2001

    Treat Him Write

    Sam Hamm writes great scripts. So why do they rarely get made?

  • 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

    April 4, 1996

    Union Mad

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

  • 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