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 >>
It was real neck and neck at the end, what with the surprise surge by Texas Governor Rick Perry. But Florida's own Rick Scott has been named the "Worst Governor Ever" in a drawn-out, online poll conducted by the Transportation Workers Union of America. With the way things are going right now, it ... 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 >>
Miami's head cop gets sued over FTAA. Plus: The Bicycle Avenger wins the day.
Unions glom onto the DeFede legacy
George Burgess, the county manager, hits a sour note
Why Mitch Maidique and Armando Codina hate Amendment 11
Those fun firefighters at Local 1403 are at it again
Teachers union to school district: We demand higher health insurance costs. School district: Okay, boss. HMO to lobbyist: Thanks a million.
Raul Casares, Ingrid's dad, wobbles toward financial success
Outgoing school police chief Vivian Monroe has misused and abused her power for years. So why will she remain on the force?
The high and mighty rushed to the aid of dubiously degreed schools superintendent Roger Cuevas
The school district forced math teacher Ira Paul to take on an extra class. The cost to taxpayers: $388,000
An old pro is recruited to undertake a very disagreeable mission: Dig into the stinking mess at Miami City Hall. Here's what he found.
A congressional delegation inspected Miami's INS operations and found everything to be running smoothly. No wonder. Investigators later discovered they'd been dealing with...
City bureaucrats move into FPL's posh Miami River digs with only a milligauss or two of apprehension