Republicans are fond of saying that unions are corrupt, opaque, and lazy. It's a mantra of theirs, right up there with de-funding Planned Parenthood and telling liberals to get their god-damned, latte-drinking hands off of their firearms.But not even in their wildest labor-bashing wet dreams could t ... More >>
For nine years, LEO Affairs has been a rowdy online meeting spot for anyone in search of the inside scoop on local police, a place where off-duty cops banter about crappy shift supervisors, overzealous internal affairs snoops, and incompetent chiefs (ahem, Exposito!).That banter has gotten a bit ... More >>
To sidestep union demands and deal with its burgeoning financial crisis, the City of Miami declared a situation of financial urgency. It is the second straight year the city has done this.
The idea stinks. (The text of Martinez's declaration follows the jump.) It gives the union 14 days to nego ... More >>
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 >>
Every day, Richard Ruiz maneuvers his mountain bike through swarms of tourists in neon "I'm in Miami Bitch" T-shirts on Lincoln Road. Sweating through his white uniform, he watches for shoplifters and herds away panhandlers. Once in a while, he breaks up a drunken shoving match.
via Wallyg's Flickr ... More >>