Labor Unions

  • 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

    June 6, 2013

    Miami-Dade Union President Blames Bosses for Water and Sewer System Failures

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Dress Up Like the'80s and Picket Outback Steakhouse

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    March 10, 2010

    South Beach's Security Guards Win Union Recognition After Nasty Tussle

    Back in July, three-fourths of the security guards on South Beach signed cards asking to unionize -- a move that set off months of nasty fights with their employer, Security Alliance. ​Company leaders bullied employees to find out who had signed up. At meetings, the bosses reminded the guards ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009

    Labor Pains

    SoBe's rent-a-cops fight for respect, get fired instead.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
  • News

    June 5, 2008

    Shack Attack

    Grovites decry kiosks as empty vessels.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Seijas-Friendly PAC Returns the Favor

    When a group of citizens mounted an effort to recall Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas, unions representing county employees, including the South Florida AFL-CIO, rallied around her. Not only did the union provide man power at the polls, they pumped tens of thousands of dollars into the ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005


    Demolition of the Everglades Hotel

  • 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

    May 20, 2004

    Photo Finish

    Where has the Daniel Azoulay Gallery gone?

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Protest Too Much

    Tongues still wag over FTAA arrests, but does the Civilian Investigative Panel have teeth?

  • News

    January 8, 2004
  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Watching the Detectives

    Ostensibly neutral legal observers say they were selectively hassled during FTAA

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Pick Your Reality

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

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Letters from the Issue of November 27, 2003

    Anarchists and baseball and parrots and jazz

  • News

    November 13, 2003
  • 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

  • News

    November 14, 2002

    Going Postal

    Is Judy Johnson trying to save APWU Local 172? Or is she part of the problem?

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Ramp Rats' Revenge

    Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Resegregation Now, Resegregation Forever!

    Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    By the Hour

    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.

  • 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

    October 26, 2000

    Honk If You Like Chickens

    The Green Party stumbles toward election day

  • 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

    March 30, 2000

    Border Wars

    Nearly a dozen people in the local INS office have filed sexual-harassment complaints against the agency

  • 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

    July 22, 1999

    Standing Pat

    The school board may vote to name a school after a powerful union boss. That's politics, baby.

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Wheels of Fortune

    Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Iron John

    In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force

  • 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

    June 20, 1996

    Token Ridership

    Metrobus is Dade's most effective public transportation. But when it comes to funding, the bus system and its patrons always get taken for a ride.

  • 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

    December 14, 1995

    Say "Uncle!"

    Ivey Kearson says he was wrongly fired from his City of Miami job -- and he alleges a conspiracy involving Miller Dawkins's nephew

  • 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
  • Film

    December 30, 1992
  • 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

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