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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
SoBe's rent-a-cops fight for respect, get fired instead.
Grovites decry kiosks as empty vessels.
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 >>
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 >>
Demolition of the Everglades Hotel
Pan American Hospital, an icon in Cuban Miami, is fighting for life as it battles its own employees
Where has the Daniel Azoulay Gallery gone?
Tongues still wag over FTAA arrests, but does the Civilian Investigative Panel have teeth?
Ostensibly neutral legal observers say they were selectively hassled during FTAA
Either FTAA protesters viciously assaulted police, or police viciously assaulted protesters
Anarchists and baseball and parrots and jazz
WPLG-TV (Channel 10)
You may call it embezzlement, but charitable union officials have a more polite term: Misspending
Is Judy Johnson trying to save APWU Local 172? Or is she part of the problem?
Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA
Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?
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.
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
The Green Party stumbles toward election day
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
Nearly a dozen people in the local INS office have filed sexual-harassment complaints against the agency
For Homestead's working poor, the thought of joining a union can be frightening. So how do you fight the fear?
The school board may vote to name a school after a powerful union boss. That's politics, baby.
Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.
In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force
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
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.
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
Ivey Kearson says he was wrongly fired from his City of Miami job -- and he alleges a conspiracy involving Miller Dawkins's nephew
Hard times for the one and only union at Miami's one and only Channel 10
AFL-CIO union organizers are knocking on doors at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the nurses are flinging them wide open